News ItemNovember 2018 Park Post

Manufacturing Day at the Park – MediNatura, located in the SS&TP, recently hosted a tour at their facility for 50 students from the Technology Leadership High School, also located in the Park. MediNatura participated in “Manufacturing Day,” sponsored by the New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership. The purpose of this annual event is to highlight manufacturing, local companies, and the people working in the manufacturing industry. PADT Offers New Digital manufacturing Realizing the long-term promise of 3D printing to replace traditional manufacturing as a way to make production parts, Phoenix Analysis and Design Technologies (PADT), a company located in the SS&TP and Arizona, launched On-Demand Manufacturing with Carbon. As a certified Production Partner of Silicon Valley-based Carbon, PADT can now deliver to its customers cost-effective, quality parts in volumes of 2,000–5,000 in about one week, using Carbon’s Digital Light Synthesis technology and the Carbon production system.

EDA Visit to the Park – Jessica Falk, Area Director with the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) Austin Regional Office, recently visited the Sandia Science & Technology Park (SS&TP) to help celebrate the Park’s 20-year anniversary and provide remarks at the “Pillars of the Park Awards” ceremony. She was also given a tour of the SS&TP and briefed on current events in the Park. The EDA, an agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce, is a key partner of the SS&TP.

PADT Offers New Digital Manufacturing – Realizing the long-term promise of 3D printing to replace traditional manufacturing as a way to make production parts, Phoenix Analysis and Design Technologies (PADT), a company located in the SS&TP and Arizona, launched On-Demand Manufacturing with Carbon. As a certified Production Partner of Silicon Valley-based Carbon, PADT can now deliver to its customers cost-effective, quality parts in volumes of 2,000–5,000 in about one week, using Carbon’s Digital Light Synthesis TM technology and the Carbon production system.

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF ECONOMIC GROWTH
In 2000, the SS&TP received a $1 million grant from the EDA to start the fiber optic network in the Park. In 2004, Dr. David A. Sampson, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development,
presented a $750,000 check to the SS&TP for additional Point of Presence (POP) infrastructure. Dr. Sampson said, “I’m here today to deliver an important down payment on the President’s commitment to make  broadband deployment a reality. Investments like this one that foster business development and productivity gain are essential to growing prosperity within the American economy and certainly within the New Mexico economy.”

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