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.

A Better Way to Design Products: the Designer’s Perspective

Collaborative Designer for SOLIDWORKS

Fragmented tools and communication silos slow engineers and designers down and create busywork that impedes their ability to innovate. While getting input from various stakeholders is vital to the process, disparate tools make this process difficult and often time-consuming. Enter Collaborative Designer for SOLIDWORKS® which…

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Ask an Expert Series: 3D Printing Post-Processing Resin Removal

SLA Resin Removal

Since the inception of vat-based resin printing in the mid-late 1980s, the 3D printing post-processing of resin removal from the surface of a 3D printed part has been a challenge. As the demand for production level additive manufacturing soars, the need for improved post processing…

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20 Things to Consider When Selecting a Manufacturing Execution System (MES)

MES Solution

The best Manufacturing Execution System (MES) implementations bring greater accuracy, control, scale, and speed to shop floors and are one of the strongest growth catalysts any manufacturer can have. So how can you be sure you select the right Manufacturing Execution System for your business…

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SOLIDWORKS 3D Design Tools for Sales and Marketing

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Examples

SOLIDWORKS and its family of products are well known for being the go-to tools for engineering and design. However, did you know that SOLIDWORKS also has great design tools for supporting your marketing and sales initiatives? Watch the on-demand webinar below as TriMech Process and…

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Reduce time to manufacture with a powerful browser-based MBD Solution

Manufacturing Definition Creator

With the new Manufacturing Definition Creator 3DEXPERIENCE Works Role you can accelerate downstream processes with 3D model-based dimensions, tolerances and annotations while easily creating 2D drawings from them as needed. Learn more about the new role below: Build on the cloud for cloud collaboration Built…

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How to Improve Machine Design Efficiencies While Reducing Non-value-added Work

Machine design efficiencies

Download Tech-Clarity’s research study below to discover the latest Machine Design best practices, find out where engineers lose the most time, and how to avoid non-value-added work. About the Machine Design White Paper Engineering is critical to the success of companies that develop machines, especially…

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How to Prep for a SOLIDWORKS PDM Migration

SOLIDWORKS PDM Consulting

So, you have decided to migrate your legacy CAD files into SOLIDWORKS PDM with the help of a 3rd party company or your Value-Added Reseller (VAR). Now what? How do you prepare for the move and provide what they need to make the process successful? Watch the…

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Friday, May 27, 20221445 Charles Street, Vancouver, BC, V5L 2S712:00 PM - 6:00 PM PT

Experience Stratasys Tour Event in Vancouver

Experience Stratasys Tour

The Stratasys mobile showroom offers a local, convenient way for you to talk with 3D printing experts and see the latest Stratasys 3D printers and Stratasys materials, and it will be in Vancouver, BC., on Friday May 27, 2022. About this event We’ve partnered with Stratasys to bring…

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022Online1:00 PM ET

Experience Stratasys: Manufacturing Event 2022

Stratasys Manufacturing Event

Join us on May 11 or May 12, 2022 at 1:00 PM ET for a manufacturing event to bring additive manufacturing to an industrial scale. Stratasys 3D printing is ready to help you bring flexibility to the factory floor, sustainability to supply chains, and cost…

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