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Eissa Ahmad

Eissa is an Additive Manufacturing Intern Applications Engineer at Javelin Technologies. Studying for a Bachelor’s Degree in Automation Engineering Technology at McMaster University.

UVic Submarine Racing Club at eISR: Final Recap

UVic team with submarine racing club

The races are over and the tallies are in! Javelin is a proud sponsor of the University of Victoria Submarine Racing Club and we are thrilled to announce the results of their most recent race. The UVic Submarine Racing Club blew their competition out of…

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UVic Submarine Racing Club Full Speed Ahead at eISR!

Figure 1 - Chinook, the UVSRC's Flagship Submarine

The European International Submarine Races are well underway and the UVic Submarine Racing Club is already making big waves. They were the 2nd out of 12 teams to arrive on site and were the 1st team to successfully complete underwater wet testing of all systems and safety…

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A closer look at 3D Printing Support Structures and their effect on part wash time

Support material used to fill in the channels.

Soluble Supports The use of soluble support material lifts one of the biggest barriers in designing for Additive Manufacturing (AM), which is the generation of complex structures and embedded channels within parts. Soluble 3D Printing Support Structures are designed to dissolve in a wash station,…

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3D Printing a Small-Block V8 Engine | PART 3

3D Printed V8 Engine

This is the third part of my 3D Printing a Small-Block V8 Engine Project using a Stratasys F123 Series 3D Printer. For previous parts, please refer to the following links: Part 1 – Design and Printing 3D Models » Part 2 – Initial Engine Assembly » External Assembly The…

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Additive Manufacturing Event Recap: Society of Automotive Engineers Ontario

Automotive Additive Manufacturing

Javelin hosted a great Automotive Additive Manufacturing event with the Society of Automotive Engineers Ontario in April 2018. The event kicked off with an amazing dinner as well as a networking session, followed by a special guest speaker presentation and success stories from Canadian manufacturing companies. Watch the…

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University of Victoria Submarine Racing Club – Getting Closer to Race Day!

uVIC Hull design sanding

As introduced in a previous blog post, Javelin’s Additive Solutions team is a proud Silver Sponsor of the University of Victoria Submarine Racing Club (UVSRC), providing them with funding to help develop their submarine. The UVSRC is run by students from both UVic and Camosun College. The UVSRC has…

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How to 3D Print Parts with Moving Components in One Print Job

The final hinge print.

3D printing fully assembled, multi-component parts in a single job allows you to see dynamic components working in their prototyping stages. Rather than 3D printing smaller parts and assembling them together, you can reduce the workload by printing the full part in a single print….

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3D Printing a Small-Block V8 Engine | PART 2

3D Printing V8 Engine Part 2

This is the second part of my LS3 Engine 3D Print Project. You can read Part One here » Initial Engine Assembly Assembling the printed parts to form the final engine was a long process. It involved a lot of sanding, threading and fastening. As mentioned…

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3D Printing with the Stratasys Fortus 450mc

Fortus 450mc Tray Inspect

Production 3D Printing with the Stratasys Fortus 450mc 3D Printer Production 3D printers, like the Fortus 450mc, are ideal for engineers that require demanding flexibility to print larger-sized or many parts in an array of engineering-grade materials with high speed and unfailing throughput. Take designs…

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What happens when you import an Insight .cmb file into GrabCAD Print?

“When I import a Stratasys Insight .cmb file into GrabCAD Print it looks nothing like the model I want to print?” Don’t worry, it’s NOT broken! Here is an explanation of what is going on. Let’s say you want to print this bracket: Generally, it’s…

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Stratasys Insight and GrabCAD Print: An Introduction

GrabCAD Print and Stratasys Insight

Stratasys 3D Printer Slicer Tools: GrabCAD Print vs. Insight In a previous post, I talked about the differences between Stratasys Insight and GrabCAD Print. I went over how these slicer tools are very functional on their own but can also increase that functionality by working together. In this post, I’ll explain in a…

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3D Printing a Small-Block V8 Engine | PART 1

3D Printing V8 Engine

GM’s LS3 Engine is part of the company’s vast family of small-block V8’s. It was used in the Corvette for 5 years (from 2008 to 2013) and in the Camaro SS for another 5 years (from 2010 to 2015). The LS3 is an updated version…

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Calibrating the Stratasys Fortus 450mc 3D Printer

Fortus 450MC

Take designs from virtual to real in hours, not weeks. From functional prototypes with exacting tolerances, to manufacturing tools that perform under pressure, the Stratasys Fortus 450mc 3D production system sets a high bar for speed, performance and accuracy. The Fortus 450mc provides three distinct…

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Removing and Cleaning the Fortus 450 Print Head

Fortus 450 printer guide rail

The process of removing and cleaning a Fortus 450 print head takes a little bit of time and requires a lot of care with individual components. Watch the video below to learn how: Unloading Material Before removing the Fortus 450 print head, you need to make sure…

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GrabCAD Print: Optimizing Your 3D Print Job

GRAB CAD Sparse Infill

GrabCAD Print is a versatile software that allows for seamless and effortless transfer of 3D models from the modelling environment to the printer. GrabCAD is easy to use and doesn’t take much time getting used to. The video above gives a brief overview of the…

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