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Thordon Bearings

DriveWorks-based SmartQuote system helps Thordon Bearings manage international dealer network

On the Thordon Bearings website, you’ll find a cool widget that keeps track of the volume of oil discharges the company’s products have prevented to date. That number today? More than 62 million litres. Their business is bearings – designing and manufacturing large-scale bearing systems and seals for industries such as ship building and hydro-electric…

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Aeryon Sky Ranger

SOLIDWORKS tools help Canadian Aeryon Labs designers optimize and customize world-leading drones

Ask Glen Johannesson to tell you the coolest part of his job and he laughs and says, “It’s all cool. I make flying robots.” Glen is Mechanical Architect for Aeryon Labs and a mechanical engineer. Based in Waterloo, Ontario, Aeryon design Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) for a range of applications around the world. Aeryon had…

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Meet the team at Spartan CAD

Spartan CAD “attacks” 3D with the power of SOLIDWORKS and a partnership with Javelin

In the spring of 2012, engineer and entrepreneur David Janelle saw the future. Working on his own, with a couple of contracted engineers, David invested in three licenses of SOLIDWORKS. It was an ambitious move – he didn’t even have enough 3D design work to make use of the software full time. Three years later,…

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Child Safety Product

Innovative Child Safety Product design with SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer

Javelin customer Inertia Engineering + Design, Inc. (IE+D) is a leading supplier of fast-tracked, streamlined product design and engineering services to the medical, defense, and consumer product industries. When company founder and President Ray Minato established IE+D, he based his business model on serving clients better by quickly facilitating collaboration, efficiently handling product data, and effectively managing projects. Minato realized that…

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Antalex Scion Display

Canadian company Antalex design store fixtures with SOLIDWORKS

Fewer reworks are required with SOLIDWORKS Antalex has been using SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software for about seven years, mostly to design store fixtures, which include the Toyota Scion displays that you can see in Toyota dealerships, the Best Buy mobile kiosk displays, and Glentel’s T-Booth fixtures and storefronts. Don Wijesekara is Engineering Manager at Antalex. He was familiar…

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Tigercat Equipment

Managing Canadian forestry equipment development with SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional

After realizing time and cost savings through the use of SOLIDWORKS CAD software and SOLIDWORKS Simulation, Tigercat implemented the SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional system to obtain additional productivity gains.

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Inertia Engineering Design

Winning Canadian product development relies on dedication to data management

When Ray Minato started Inertia Engineering + Design 11 years ago, he wanted to focus on speed, efficiency, and customer service. He had the desire and drive, but he needed the right tools for the task. One indispensible tool in Ray’s 3D design toolkit is SOLIDWORKS® PDM Professional. It’s the file manager and data management…

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Canadian Tank Trailer Design

Expanding efficiencies in Canadian Tank Trailer design

MaXfield, Inc., is a major supplier of pressurized tank trailers for hauling a variety of liquefied gases. The company also manufactures a range of custom-fabricated products, such as piping systems, for use in the oil, gas, and energy industries. Throughout the 1990s, MaXfield engineers used AutoCAD® 2D CAD tools to design both standard and custom-fabricated…

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Lean manufacturing helped Sport Systems to acheive a 62 percent reduction in production time

A smooth skate to faster Canadian hockey rink board manufacturing with SOLIDWORKS

Hockey rinks have come a long way since the wood and chicken-wire fence of the early days. As the preferred rink equipment supplier to the National Hockey League (NHL), Sport Systems Unlimited Corp. is leading the effort to produce rink board systems that look better, last longer, and are easier to maintain. One of the fastest-growing companies in…

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ProVantage Electrical Design

ProVantage Automation uses SOLIDWORKS Electrical to get the job done fast and accurately

OEMs and manufacturing end users across North America rely on ProVantage Automation (ProV) for its expertise in designing, testing, installing, and supporting automated systems. Most often, their work is  related to material handling, paper converting, and high speed packaging, such as case packing and collation. Its team of mechanical and electrical engineers designs machinery and…

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