3D Printing

Young inventor returns to Javelin for Advanced SOLIDWORKS Training

Javelin instructor Jamie Hill with Jeffery

Jeffrey, our youngest student, ever, took a SOLIDWORKS Training course with Javelin in March of 2017 at the age of 11. Fast forward to August 2018, he came back for more. As luck would have it, the same instructor led both classes where Jeffrey was enrolled. Jamie Hill, a SOLIDWORKS expert noted that Jeffrey had improved dramatically in his use of the software and things will only get better from here. Jeffrey had registered for the SOLIDWORKS Advanced Part Modeling course and again ran circles around the others in the class. Jeffrey’s latest invention Since 2017, he has been busy working on a project that can help the visually impaired navigate through their day to day lives.The concept is to add sensors to the shoes that beep when there is an obstacle in the path of the person wearing the shoes. The sound alerts the wearer that they may need…

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Stratasys 3D Printed Medical Models Help Address Surgical Training Challenges

Femur Pair

Teaching and surgical training for the next generation of surgeons involves a very specific and unique set of challenges that will require innovative and forward-thinking solutions. Some of the most common issues that we hear from our medical education partners around the challenges they are facing have a range of complexity, from human cadaver models not being ideal in terms of patient age or condition, to using outdated or mass produced medical models that don’t get to the heart of issues faced in an individual’s surgery. To date, solutions to counter these types of issues have been hard to develop.   Stratasys BIOMIMICS™, the new medical model technology solution, is designed to support physician training and education, and medical device testing and validation. Stratasys sat down with Dr. Amir Sternheim from Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center to discuss some of the challenges of using traditional training methods, and how Stratasys BIOMIMICS™ models…

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Stratasys F123 Series: Printer Operation Issues & Fixes

Stratasys F123 Series

Stratasys has identified a few minor issues with the new F123 Series 3D Printers. Many of the issues have been resolved at the manufacturing level, but machines released before these issues were fixed may require a Field Change Order (FCO). Read the information below to determine if you have been affected by these issues. If so, please contact your service provider to arrange a service visit. Wi-Fi Functionality In some F123 printers there have been issues with the Wi-Fi not functioning properly. It has been reported that the Wi-Fi will not connect or will not recognize a known source. Known Root Cause: Wi-Fi firmware corruption due to forced shut down of the printer A printer back end software update was implemented in May 2017 (1.3.5360) to prevent forced power shut down from corrupting the Wi-Fi Other root causes may be related to hardware issues and will require PCB replacement Recommendations:…

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Javelin’s 20th Anniversary Celebrations Across Canada

Javelin's 20th Anniversary

July 3rd, 2017 marked the official 20th Anniversary of Javelin Technologies Inc. To celebrate this milestone in true Javelin style, we hosted fun parties in 11 cities across Canada with our customers, colleagues and friends! We want to thank you for celebrating with us. We truly appreciate the well wishes from all who attended. Our customers are the reason we continue to aim high, and we are thankful for your continued support. Great Food, Fun, and Prizes! There were many prizes to be won at each event including; Josh Donaldson (#20) Blue Jays Jersey, Complimentary Javelin Training, Gift Cards, and the Grand Prize: Napoleon ROGUE 425 Grill! Grand Prize Winner: We are pleased to announce that the winner of the Napoleon ROGUE 425 Grill is: Khaled Aboughanum of JNE Automation! Congratulations! Javelin20 Celebration Highlights What’s next for Javelin? We will take over the World! (Just Kidding). Now that the official 20th Anniversary parties…

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Javelin Technologies is a Proud Sponsor of TEDxStanleyPark – Inspiring Brave Actions

TEDxStanleyPark

On Saturday March 4th at 8:30 AM, thousands of “TEDxStanleyParkers” flooded the lobby of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in the heart of Vancouver British Columbia. We (JavSponsors) stood by our exhibit table that was quickly swarmed with professionals from a variety of industries, eagerly picking up the 3D Printed prototypes we had displayed. As the doors to the auditorium opened and we were ushered to our seats, the magic at TEDxStanleyPark was about to begin.   TEDxStanleyPark is one of the world’s largest TED conferences. It is held every March in Vancouver, British Columbia. High-impact talks address a diverse range of humanity’s tough challenges and offer practical and optimistic solutions. These talks inspire, stimulate and activate thoughtful optimists with open minds and big hearts to move the needle toward a better world (Source: www.tedxstanleypark.com). TEDxStanleyPark Vision “We want the ideas you hear to build awareness, power attitude shifts, trigger conversations that…

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At 11 years old, Jeff is Javelin’s Youngest SOLIDWORKS Training Graduate!

Youngest SOLIDWORKS Student

When you’re 11 years old, you play videogames, or hockey, or ride your bike. Jeff does all of these things, but in addition to this, he is a SOLIDWORKS user. After receiving a 3D printer for Christmas last year, his desire to design and ‘build stuff’ grew. Knowing that he wanted to do things right, Jeff registered for 2 training courses [with his Dad] through Javelin; and was running rings around people who had been using the software for years. AAAHHH, youth, you are a beautiful thing. And just for the record, Jeff is the youngest SOLIDWORKS training student in the history of Javelin. This young man was born 8 years after Javelin started operating. The 3D printer set the wheels in motion to pursue more knowledge with designing and he has decided to pursue a career in mechanical engineering. At the age of 11, I had trouble trying my shoes. He…

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SOLIDWORKS Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing Essentials Course

3D Printing Models

As you would have discovered during our recent SOLIDWORKS 2016 Launch Event Broadcast 3D printing your CAD models with SOLIDWORKS is now much easier with new Print3D tools for previewing and evaluating print jobs. But to help customers gain a better understanding of the latest additive manufacturing (3D printing) technology and how to reduce their 3D printing time and costs we have recently created a brand new SOLIDWORKS Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing Essentials one-day training course. Using real-life case studies, hands-on sessions and other interactive teaching methodologies, our one day training course ultimately ensures maximum efficiency in getting to know one of the most innovative technologies available today. Designers, Engineers, and R&D Managers can all benefit from this course, whether your company has a 3D printer or not. Our certified Additive Manufacturing experts will teach you how to optimize your design in order to get the best 3D printed model from your 3D CAD system, how to reduce 3D printing costs; and recognize 3D printing…

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Canada Makes announces new partnership with Javelin Technologies

The Javelin Technologies Team

Canada Makes, Canada’s leading additive manufacturing organization and network, announced their new partnership with Javelin yesterday! We are extremely excited to be collaborating with them in promoting the adoption and development of advanced and additive manufacturing in Canada. Read below for the full release and to learn more about this amazing organization. ‘May 28, 2015 – Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters’ (CME) Canada Makes is proud to announce its new partnership with Canadian 3D design company, Javelin Technologies. In operation since 1997, Javelin helps thousands of companies find solutions for mechanical design, electrical design, PLM, and rapid prototyping. Javelin is a leader in Canadian additive manufacturing field, with six offices spread throughout Nova Scotia, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, and British Columbia. “We are pleased to welcome Javelin into the Canada Makes network,” said Martin Lavoie, CME’s director of policy for manufacturing innovation and competitiveness. “Their expertise in 3D design, 3D printing, and additive manufacturing solutions will no…

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