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January 2012
Evolve Wins 2nd Place at Javelin's 2011 "Cool" Design Contest
Evolve Design Solutions is pleased to announce that it has won 2nd place in the annual Javelin/SolidWorks 2011 "Cool" Design Contest with its Yuleys Protective
Footwear design submission. Every year, Javelin Technologies, Canada's premier SolidWorks Value Added Reseller (VAR), holds a design contest for customers to
submit their designs created with SolidWorks 3D CAD or SolidWorks Simulation Finite Element Analysis tools.

November 2011
Evolve Creates New Furniture Collections
Evolve Design Solutions is proud to have been selected and retained by a large North American furniture designer and manufacturer to create a series of new, functional, comfortable and innovative concepts of designer and contemporary furniture seating products to be commercialized and launched in North America in April 2012.

October 2011
New Remote Control Designed by Evolve
Just unveiled at the 56th International Hearing Aid Acoustician Congress 2011 (EUHA) in Nuremberg, Germany, the new Unitron remote control was designed by Evolve and is the third world-class industrial design remote control product  program for this client.  This new sleek remote control is ergonomically designed with an easy to hold shape, large buttons and simple functionality.  It also provides hearing instrument wearers with more control, connectivity, and convenience by offering a discreet, easy-to-use and straightforward remote.

September 2011
Evolve Meeting Suppliers for Made in Italy Jewellery Project
September was a busy month as Aldo Balatti, Evolve's Principal and Founder spent 10 days in Northern Italy to attend the VicenzaOro Italian and international jewellery retailing tradeshow as well as meet and visit with various Italian jewellery manufacturers, craftsmen and suppliers.  The new contemporary jewellery design project consists of 3 luxurious sterling silver collections design by Evolve but to be meticulously crafted and exclusively made entirely in Italy with the highest standards in aestheticism, production and quality.

April 2011
Forth year at the 50th Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan
Each year in April, during the Milan Design Week, designers and retail buyers from around the world convene in Milan for one of the design world's biggest trade shows, the Salone Internazionale del Mobile.  For a fourth year, Aldo Balatti of Evolve was one of the many international visitors who attended the 50th annual event from April 12-17. This trade fair was an insightful and enriching experience as well as a great opportunity to forge new professional and personal connections within the furniture design industry and its manufacturers.

March 2011
Evolve Creates Conceptual Design for Global Leader of Wireless Products
Drawing from its creative industrial design expertise and design innovation experience, Evolve Design Solutions completed some work for a global leader of wireless innovative products and accessories.  Evolve was tasked to envision and create new conceptual design exploration and ideation concepts for a new Wi-Fi tablet accessory product.

January 2011
Aldo Balatti Attends the Maison & Objet International Design Show
Although 2011 has just begun, design enthusiasts already have their engines running full throttle. One of the most influential design trade show, Maison & Objet is an important international industry event for interior design and decoration in Paris. It offers a unique opportunity to gain an overview of the trends in decoration, furniture, home furnishings, etc.  Attracting tastemakers from around the globe for a peek at the latest developments in interior design, the fair, which sprawled over eight warehouse-sized halls, offered plenty of hints about where design is going in the year ahead.  Aldo Balatti of Evolve Design Solutions was one of the international visitors who attended the event from January 21-25.

November 2010
Creating World-Class Design Globally with Evolve
A world leader in the design, development and manufacture of outdoor lawn and garden watering products has selected and retained the services of Evolve for its world-class design, manufacturing knowledge and expertise to create and implement a new colour branding identity and to revamp and redesign some of the existing product lines which are to be launched in North America in 2011.

October 2010
Evolve Designs the MoxiTM 3G Next Generation Hearing Instrument
The new MoxiTM 3G next generation wireless 312 CRT (Canal Receiver Technology) that offers cutting-edge technology has been launched and is now commercially available to the market.  Incorporating the design DNA and design language of the SwiftTM as well as boasting a world-class industrial design image, this highly sophisticated and technologically driven hearing instrument was designed by Evolve.  This leading-edge technology product is clinically proven to pull speech out of noise; even in open-fit hearing instruments and also features wireless features to keep wearers connected to what matters most in their lives.  The wide variety of fitting options give hearing healthcare professionals the flexibility to fit mild to moderately severe hearing losses in a small, discreet and stylish design.

May 2010
Smart AlertTM Remote Control Alerting System Designed by Evolve
Evolve has recently completed the world-class industrial design program for the remote control of the Unitron Smart AlertTM System, the first fully integrated hearing
and alerting system that enables household alerts to communicate directly with hearing instruments. The system, developed in partnership with Bellman & Symfon of Sweden, a global leader in alerting technologies, brings together Unitron's widely acclaimed remote control and advanced hearing instruments with proven home alerting detectors.  The Smart AlertTM System wirelessly connects household detectors with the Smart Alert remote - the same remote used for hearing instrument functionality.  When doorbell, telephone or smoke detectors sound, the Smart AlertTM System provides alerts through event-specific icons on the remote, the remote vibrates, and beep signals are sent directly to the hearing instruments. At night, when hearing instruments are not in use, the Smart Alert remote is placed in its nightstand charger, which connects to a bed shaker, so alerts are maintained around the clock.

April 2010
Third year at the Milano Salone Internazionale del Mobile
For a third year in a row, Aldo Balatti of Evolve Design Solutions was one of 297,000 visitors from all over the world who attended the event from April 14-19. This insightful and enriching experience and event was a great opportunity to forge new professional and personal connections with international designers within the design industry and with manufacturers.  Each year in April, during the Milan Design Week, designers and retail buyers from around the world convene in Milan for the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, one of the design world's biggest trade shows.

June 2009
Evolve Creates World-Class Ultra-Small Hearing Instrument
Ottawa, ON, Canada - Evolve Design Solutions (Evolve), a world-class Canadian product design firm, is proud to announce the worldwide availability of its new industrial design creation, ShiftTM, an ultra-small BTE (Behind-The-Ear) hearing instrument.
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June 2009
Canadian Plastics Magazine' Story Features Evolve
The Canadian Plastics magazine May/June issue is featuring Evolve in an article on product design entitled "Designing for Success". The article discusses the importance of good design in helping to sell your product and how industrial design firms can help plastic manufacturers take your product to a new level.  Evolve Design Solutions, with two other firms, was selected as experts in the field for the article.
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April 2009
Aldo Balatti Attends the Milano Salone Internazionale del Mobile
Each year in April, during the Milan Design Week, designers and retail buyers from around the world convene in Milan for one of the design world's biggest trade shows, the Salone Internazionale del Mobile.  For a second year, Aldo Balatti of Evolve Design Solutions was one of 313,000 visitors from all over the world who attended the event from April 22-27. The event was a great opportunity to forge new professional and personal connections with international designers within the design industry and manufacturers as well as it was an insightful and enriching experience.

April 2009
Shift, the Ultra-Small BTE Hearing Instrument Created by Evolve
Evolve Design Solutions has recently finalized the complete world-class industrial design program for Unitron's Shift ultra-small BTE hearing instruments. Unitron announced the Shift introduction at AudiologyNOW! 2009 in Dallas, Texas. Working with its global development group and its European mechanical design group, Evolve's new Shift ultra-small BTE is stylish and smart with shells and spines which can be easily interchanged in the office to meet clients' style preferences to match skin tone, hair color or personal style. Unitron is a global innovator of technologically advanced hearing instruments and distributed in over 69 countries.

March 2009
Evolve Featured in Design World's Magazine Story
The March issue of Design World magazine (www.designworldonline.com) is featuring Evolve's new hearing instruments smart remote control product development as one of its story in its Digital Manufacturing Review magazine supplement. Titled "Multi-Jet Modeling Helps Rush New Design to Market". The article describes how Evolve Design Solutions successfully helped, its client Unitron Hearing, with its new handheld remote control product development program using MJM prototypes.
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January 2009
Evolve Offering Photorealistic Rendering Services
Evolve Design Solutions is proud to announce that we are now offering new innovative complementary photorealistic CAD rendering services.  All we need is your 3D CAD files and Evolve will create high resolution photorealistic rendering images ready for your packaging, brochures, website, presentations, focus groups, etc.  Why spend time and money on models and photography when Evolve can provide photorealistic CG images?
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November 2008
Evolve Featured on DPN Magazine's Cover Story
The November/December issue of DPN (Design Product News) magazine is featuring Evolve's new hearing instruments smart remote control product development as its cover story titled "Hearing Aid Remote Removes Stigma". The case study article describes how Evolve Design Solutions successfully helped, its client Unitron Hearing, with its new handheld remote control product development program.
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September 2008
Evolve Showcased by Javelin Technologies as a Success Customer
Evolve Design Solutions is proud to have been selected by Javelin Technologies to appear on "Javelin Customer Successes".  Javelin Technologies, Canada's premier SolidWorks Value Added Reseller (VAR), has compiled and is showcasing a series of successful SolidWorks customer success stories from Canadian designers and manufacturers.
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June 2008
Innovative Office Seating Armrest System showcased at NeoCon 2008
Evolve Design Solutions' new Twister Armrest was launched in Chicago, IL at NeoCon 2008 (the world's most important trade fair for the contract furnishing industry).   
This innovative slim asymmetric fully pivoting armrest system was designed and engineered one of North America's leading manufacturers of office seating and boasts the ability to rotate 360 degrees as well as stop or lock in any position. The new armrest and mechanism is comprised of structural diecast zinc and polyurethane foam components.

May 2008
Evolve Supports the Designers Accord
Evolve Design Solutions is a proud new member standing amongst the ranks of the top firms in the international design community and now an active supporter of the Designers Accord, an industry-wide coalition of design and innovation firms who promote positive environmental and social impact through their work.  Through our knowledge, experience, and research we, as designers, have the possibility to positively influence what we design and consume.  The Designers Accord is endorsed by both the AIGA (the professional association for design) and the IDSA (Industrial Designers Society of America).

To learn more about the Designers Accord, visit www.designersaccord.org


April 2008
Aldo Balatti Attends the Milano Salone Internazionale del Mobile
Each year in April, during the Milan Design Week, designers and retail buyers from around the world convene in Milan for one of the design world's biggest trade shows, the Salone Internazionale del Mobile.  Aldo Balatti of Evolve Design Solutions was one of 348,000 visitors from all over the world who attended the event from April 16-21. Thousands of international designers contributed to this year's show making it the biggest ever.  The event was a great opportunity to forge new professional and personal connections with international designers within the design industry and was an insightful and enriching experience.

January 2008
Evolve Designs and Develops Premium Packaging System
Working with its Global Development Centre, Evolve Design Solutions has recently finalized a complete world-class packaging system for a large international company renowned for its high-value leading-edge technology solutions and distributed in over 65 countries.  The new premium packaging was designed and developed for carrying and storage of hearing instruments.  The new three component packaging system comprises of an injection molded hard case with soft molded elastomeric inlays as well as a thermoformed EVA large carrying case and a small case. 

October 2007

Aldo Balatti Attends the ICSID/IDSA Connecting'07 World Design Congress
Aldo Balatti of Evolve Design Solutions was one of 2000 participants from more than 40 countries who attended the ICSID/IDSA Connecting '07 World Design Congress held in San Francisco from October 17-20.  In attendance at this design conference, labeled "The Design Event of a Lifetime", were some of the top designers and innovation thinkers in the world.  The event was a great opportunity to forge new professional and personal connections within the industry of design and innovation and was an amazing and enriching experience.

June 2007

New SME Production Ready Mold Matrix Provides Insight for Plastics Industry
Aldo Balatti of Evolve Design Solutions and Chair of the SME Injection Molding Tech Group spearheaded the creation and development of the new Production Ready Mold Matrix product offering. The Mold Matrix, a joint project between William J. Tobin and SME's Injection Molding Technical Group, is targeted as a guideline to show the protocols necessary to release different types of injection molds to production.
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April 2007

Evolve Creates Innovative Office Seating Slim Armrest System
Drawing from its experience in seating and manufacturing, Evolve Design Solutions was selected by one of North America's leading manufacturers of office seating to design and engineer an innovative slim asymmetric fully pivoting armrest system. The new armrest and mechanism is comprised of structural diecast zinc and polyurethane foam components. Structural FEA (Finite Element Analysis) was used along with 3D rapid prototyping to validate its final design.

February 2007

New Rugged Military Electronic Product Designed by Evolve
A new rugged state-of-the-art electronic military product has just been designed and engineered by Evolve Design Solutions. The new product is destined for military personnel and must survive stringent military testing and must meet and comply with the environmental testing requirements of the MIL-STD-810 standard. While environmental considerations were important, overall physical size and weight were crucial requirements. Evolve worked closely with the electronic hardware and firmware development team in creating this new product.

January 2007

World-Class Industrial Design Gives Vision to New Smart Remote Control
Evolve Design Solutions has recently finalized a complete world-class industrial design program for a large global company renowned for its high-value leading-edge technology solutions and distributed in over 65 countries. Working with its global development group and its European mechanical design group, Evolve’s new compact smart remote control incorporates leading-edge hardware, firmware, illuminated keypad technology, elastomeric tactile overmolding technology and new GE Plastics Visual Effect EF resin system.

November 2006
Evolve is selected as design partner by large international Corporation
Evolve Design Solutions has recently been selected by a large global European Corporation to be its long term Design Consulting Services partner. Aldo Balatti, Principal of the firm along with its team members are very proud and honored that Evolve was selected and qualified from a list of 145 design firms and are looking forward to creating a strategic, successful and long term design relationship.

November 2006
New design wins CES 2007 prestigious Award
A new product which Evolve Design Solutions helped develop has been named 2007 Design and Engineering Award Honoree by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) as an International CES Innovations. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the trade press to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products.

August 2006
Evolve Design Solutions Receives Award from Javelin Technologies
Javelin Technologies, Canada's premier SolidWorks Value Added Reseller (VAR), presented Aldo Balatti of Evolve Design Solutions Inc. with a 2006 Customer Appreciation Award for being the first buyer and user of SolidWorks 3D CAD software in Canada, back in 1995. The presentation took place in Ottawa, on August 9, at the Annual SolidWorks Ottawa User Group meeting.

April 2006
World Leading Technology Corporation Selects Evolve Design Solutions
A recognized world leader in the design, development and manufacture of new technology products has selected and retained the services of Evolve Design Solutions Inc. for its plastics and manufacturing knowledge and expertise for a new product to be launched in Japan.

March 2006
Aldo Balatti to Chair SME Conference at NPE 2006
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has appointed Aldo Balatti of Evolve Design Solutions, Ottawa, ON, Canada, as Chair and Moderator for two energizing technical sessions called Productivity Enhancements for Injection Molding. The conference, running alongside the National Plastics Exposition (NPE), entitled Managing Plastics Manufacturing: Strategies for Improved Productivity & Lean Integration will be held June 20-21, 2006 at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. NPE is the premiere tradeshow serving the plastics industry. This will be the first time SME has participated in NPE and will sponsor its own conference, as well as assist in the development of SPI’s technical sessions.

January 2006

Microsoft and the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES)
What is the buzz with Microsoft and the 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas you might ask? A new world-class high-tech, high volume product that Evolve Design Solutions has been collaborating and developing was shown on display in the Microsoft booth. This new product will be an industry innovation and a market leader. More updates to follow…

September 2005

Aldo Balatti Appointed Chair by SME Technical Group
The SME Injection Molding Technical Group has appointed Aldo Balatti, Design Engineering Director/Plastic Applications Specialist, Evolve Design Solutions, Ottawa, Ontario, as its chair person.  He has also been nominated to sit on the SME Plastics, Composites & Coatings (PCC) community steering committee.  Aldo has been serving SME as a member for the past two years on both the Injection Molding and Design for Plastics Technical Group.

July 2005

SME Engineering Materials Applications - Community News
Plastics Industry Solution Center - The Plastics Industry Solution Center has generated positive and wide interest among members of the EMA community, as well as other professionals from the plastics industry.
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May 2005

New York Times, Chicago Sun Times, Associated Press, MSNBC and Forbes
What is the buzz with the New York Times, the Chicago Sun Times, the Associated Press, MSNBC and Forbes magazine you might ask? They have all been writing about a new world-class high-tech, high volume product that Evolve Design Solutions has been collaborating and working on. This new product will be an industry innovation and a market leader. More updates to follow…

April 2005

New SME Web Page Provides Plastics Industry with Quick Facts and Tips
"The wealth of hands-on and proven knowledge which is being shared with these tips and which resides in a single location is priceless to me," said Aldo Balatti, design engineering director/plastic applications specialist, Evolve Design Solutions Inc., Ottawa, Canada, who led this program development for SME. "It will highly benefit any person involved within the plastics industry and over time, will grow to become an outstanding library of plastics knowledge."
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