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Katey Gatta

Customer of the Month: Precision Resource

Have you heard of fineblanking? No, it’s not the latest ‘planking’ craze, and no, it’s not a fancy way of saying you’ve perfected the art of clearing your mind while trying to access information (pulling a blank … get it?). Fineblanking is “A hybrid metal forming process combining the technologies of stamping and cold extrusion. Triple action presses combined with special designed tooling product parts impossible to make with any other stamping process”. For a manufacturer, this sounds like it’s on the cutting edge, right? (I promise that’s the last of my bad puns). For Precision Resource – this is everyday stuff. Here’s a look at how our Customer of the Month uses SolidWorks to aim high! About Precision Resource Established in 1947, Precision Resource…

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ICAMP

North Bay. To any respectable Ontarian, the town is synonymous with snowshoes, snowmobiles and, of course, freezing temperatures. However, what you should be thinking about when someone mentions North Bay is ICAMP. The brain child of Canadore College President George Burton, Director of Corporate, Community & Alumni Partnerships Brad Gavan and Manager of Corporate Relations Charles Gagnon – ICAMP (Innovation Centre for Advanced Manufacturing & Production) will change the way any engineer views that little town north of … well, everything! This revolutionary idea was born just over a year ago, the way most good ideas are: over dinner. Burton felt that in order to ensure industry and education would thrive in Northern Ontario, it was extremely important to think outside the box when enticing…

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Customer of the Month: iSkin

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Everybody knows at least 1 clumsy person. In my family, that person is me. If there are stairs, I’m falling up (or down) them. If there’s something on the floor, I’m tripping over it. If I have an expensive piece of electronic equipment (like my…

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What’s New in SolidWorks 2013 Seminars!

With National Engineering Month (and the month of green beer) fast approaching, Javelin’s decided to roll out the red carpet once more to show YOU how SolidWorks 2013 is the definitive release. Application Engineer & SolidWorks Expert Extraordinaire Jake Middleton is back to highlight (in no specific order) the Top 10 Enhancements of SolidWorks 2013. Learn about … SolidWorks Electrical SolidWorks Plastics Previous Release Interoperability Conics in Sketcher Intersect Feature Section View Tool Enhancements CAD Administrator Dashboard Varying Dimension Pattern Feature SolidWorks Costing Enhancements Sub-Modeling for Simulation In true Javelin spirit, we won’t let the month of the Irish pass without paying proper respect. All of our guests are invited to enjoy a beer following the presentation. Beer AND SolidWorks. It may just be because…

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January Customer of the Month: 3DPhacktory

Dead Ringers. Tommy Boy. Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle. What do these 3 movies have in common? They’re not the same genre, not from the same year, and no, this isn’t 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon. The common thread is Laurie Mirsky – assistant director in over 30 films, and new owner of Toronto’s coolest 3D design & print shop, 3DPhacktory. About Laurie Mirsky Working his way up from assistant director to producer, Laurie has been in the film industry for over 20 years. Film production brought opportunities to work in American network giants like NBC, Universal and Paramount; it also exposed Mirsky to some of the cutting edge technology involved in making props for movies and television. Just like blockbuster movies such…

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Why YOU Should Be Attending a SolidWorks User Group

Alcoholics have them. Dog lovers have them. Hell, even parents who are battling empty nest syndrome have them. Support groups have become a part of everyday life – whether you’re meeting with your peers to discuss the best way into Mordor (you can’t just walk …) or combat shopping addiction, peer groups offer insight, knowledge and the opportunity to rub elbows with people who love something just as much as you do! It seems only fitting that we here at Javelin are so excited to tell you about a support group all about, you guessed it, SolidWorks! I know what you’re thinking. Why would I want to go all the way to Simcoe just to talk about SolidWorks when I can do that at work?…

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What’s Up at Javelin

The last two weeks have been a blur here at Javelin! Between our fundraising for the Oakville Hospital, Halloween and trying to get some work done in between, I really don’t know where the time has gone. Here’s a little update as to everything that’s…

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What Combines Mills, Museums & Mummies?

Javelin’s SolidWorks 2013 Launch Events, of course! From costing enhancements and conics to nested folders and the oh-so-powerful intersect feature, SolidWorks 2013 prompted Javelin’s own SolidWorks guru Alin Vargatu to deem this “the most impressive SolidWorks release ever“. To celebrate, Javelin decided to take your favourite engineering software on the road and show over 250 attendees exactly what the new release can do: With Applications Engineers (and, more importantly, Certified SolidWorks Experts) Alex Arevalo and Jake Middleton at the helm of the presentation, SolidWorks users got the chance to dive into all the enhancements that the 2013 release has to offer. Over the course of 5 hours, attendees got to view in-depth software demonstrations, visit Javelin product tables, network with our wonderful sponsors, record a…

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