Articles by: Karen Majerly

Karen Majerly is a communications specialist and freelance writer who helps remarkable people tell rich stories. Say hello at communicationsatwork@sympatico.ca or tweet @KarenMajerly.

Javelin celebrates 20th anniversary with software donations to 3D designers: from students to start-ups

Javelin 20 Years

The 3D design and 3D printing specialists at Canada’s Javelin Technologies are celebrating 20 years in business with gifts of SOLIDWORKS® computer-aided design (CAD) software and training services to the Canadian start-up community and to high school educators and students. Javelin is a reseller for SOLIDWORKS software and the full range of Stratasys 3D…

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Canadian SOLIDWORKS Support as important as software for Javelin customer CT Logics

David using SOLIDWORKS

Downtime is detrimental to any operation, and that’s especially true when a small team is responsible for a big job. At CT Logics Inc., an oilfield equipment manufacturer based in Edmonton, Alberta, a handful of engineers designs custom coiled tubing equipment for both land and…

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

Thordon Bearings Thorplas Blue bearings

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…

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

Aeryon Labs Sky Ranger

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)…

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Javelin sponsored athlete Pam Lejean promotes positivity and performance

Pam at the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto

Javelin Technologies is now sponsoring a second world class athlete who is travelling the road to the Rio Olympics. She’s a down-to-earth, straight talking, upbeat Nova Scotian with a few shiny medals in her pocket and plenty of room for an Olympic gold. Pam Lejean…

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Javelin opens first-of-its-kind 3D design and 3D printing centre in downtown Vancouver

Vancouver Office Ribbon Cutting

It was a scene from one of those home renovation TV shows, when the contractors talk into the camera with feigned confidence, aware of the daunting deadline, hoping they’ll be done on time. It’s the wee hours of the morning on the day of the…

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Monumental Canadian iceberg sculpture designed in SOLIDWORKS

Canadian iceberg sculpture at the Museum of Nature

It’s an awe-inspiring and irregular shape, towering sharply over the tundra landscape, reaching up into the sunlight. It’s an iceberg, but its home is not the Arctic; it lives at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, Ontario. Made of stainless steel, and perhaps the…

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

Spartan Team

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…

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Heart models 3D printed in Canada help surgeons treat pediatric heart defects

Training Heart Model

Javelin customer 3D HOPE Medical is world leader 3D printed replicas of precious child-sized hearts, placed in the skilled hands of the top pediatric cardiac surgeons in the world – this is the vital work of Dr. Shi-Joon Yoo of 3D HOPE Medical. Dr. Yoo…

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