Articles by: Rod Mackay

Rod has been using 3D CAD software for over 25 years and has trained thousands of designers to use their CAD systems more effectively. Rod is the Javelin Webmaster and is based in Ottawa, ON., Canada.

Why upgrade to the Stratasys J850 3D printer?

Stratasys J850

You should upgrade to a Stratasys J850, for the new standard in design and ultra-realistic simulation, The J850 delivers vibrant colour fidelity for your prototypes with PANTONE® and multi-material 3D printing capabilities. Learn more about the product design workflow with the Stratasys J850 and how…

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Get Answers to the most pressing Simulation Questions

Get answers to your most popular product design simulation questions to boost your confidence and productivity with integrated simulation tools. There’s no doubt about it: Simulation has come a long way since its inception. For decades, analysis was the exclusive domain of expert analysts. They would develop carefully crafted mesh models to assess only the most critical applications, such as automotive crash tests or the tension in a threaded connector. The stakes were immense. Accuracy was paramount. The significant effort invested in those simulations was worth it. Fast forward to today, and many things have changed with simulation. Automated meshers can produce robust, high quality simulation models. Cloud-based solvers can yield results in minutes. Easier-to-use interfaces make analysis available to practically anyone. And while that…

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Over 350 SOLIDWORKS Training Sessions available at 3DEXPERIENCE World 2020

3DEXPERIENCE World Training

3DEXPERIENCE World 2020 Conference and Exhibition (formerly known as SOLIDWORKS World), is a global event for the creators, builders and innovators who want to expand their skill sets and learn about all the advancements having an impact on the future of design. The 2020 conference…

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 Data Management What’s New Top 10

SOLIDWORKS 2020 Data Management What's New

SOLIDWORKS 2020 introduces many new enhancements to data management with SOLIDWORKS PDM and SOLIDWORKS Manage providing new features and workflow improvements, you can check out what we think are the SOLIDWORKS 2020 Data Management Top 10 Features below: 01. Enhanced SOLIDWORKS PDM Browsing Experience From…

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 What’s New Top 10 Features

SOLIDWORKS 2020 Screen Section

SOLIDWORKS 2020 provides hundreds of new features to help you design your products faster than ever. You can learn what’s new by attending our LIVE Launch Broadcast on Tuesday October 1, 2019, either at 9:00 AM ET or at 2:00 PM ET. In the meantime…

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 What’s New Launch Broadcast Recording

SOLIDWORKS 2020 Launch

Recorded LIVE from our head office on Tuesday October 1, 2019, Javelin’s team of Certified SOLIDWORKS experts unveiled the important enhancements in SOLIDWORKS® 2020 that will speed up and improve your product development process. Watch the broadcast below: What you will learn The SOLIDWORKS 2020…

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3D printing allows for lighter and less expensive End of Arm Tooling

End of arm tooling

FDM technology provides an alternative method for producing End of Arm Tooling (EOAT) that can provide dramatic time and cost savings while optimizing performance. FDM is an additive manufacturing (3D printing) process that builds plastic parts layer by layer using data from 3D computer-aided design (CAD)…

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3D Printing Jigs & Fixtures can reduce fabrication costs by 50–90%

3D print jig & fixture

Watch the video below to learn how 3D printed jigs and fixtures for the production floor can reduce fabrication costs by 50–90%. Factory production lines know the right jig or fixture speeds production, which increases productivity. But that’s just the beginning. Well-designed tools are more…

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How to apply Textures to 3D Printed Parts with SOLIDWORKS

3D Printed Texture

SOLIDWORKS users often need to create complex or repeating features, but these features can be time-consuming to generate, especially on complex models. Some designs, such as a textured surface or a grip, require textures or bumps which can be functional or just for aesthetic purposes….

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