Skills and Specializations

Engineering Consulting

  • Concept generation
  • Holistic end-user centered design
  • Analysis and testing
  • Manufacturing¬†planning
  • Documentation and tooling design
  • Packaging and shipping requirements

Manufacturing and Process Design

  • Overall process design
    • Experience with product lines ranging from 5 products per week to 500 per minute
    • Process design: labor, tooling, consumables, safety
    • Scope definition, flowcharting
    • Assembly layout and floorplans
    • Just-in-time methodologies and support equipment design
    • Station timing and accumulation methods
    • Operator instructions, training, and reference materials
    • Inspection criteria, methods, validation tooling and templates
    • Line startup, tuning, measurement
  • Experience with manufacturing metals:
    • Milling, turning
      • Vertical milling, horizontal milling, tooling considerations
    • Laser cutting, both sheet and tube
    • Sheet metal parts
      • High allowance, low spoilage design methodology
      • Self-aligning features, “metal origami” techniques
      • Forming and bending operation design
      • Documentation
    • Tubing
      • Laser-cut alignment features for high quality and lower cost
      • Structural design, gusset integration, jigging
      • Rollcage and vehicle design
    • Waterjet
    • EDM
  • Experience with composites:
    • Part design
    • Mold design, analysis, machining methods
    • Installation, usage, and fasteners
    • Method and ply stackup consulting
    • Matrix analysis
  • Plastics
    • 3D from flat-pattern
    • 3D printing, SLS and FDM
  • Finishing operations
    • Heat treating
    • Surface prep operations
    • Coatings and paint

2D/3D CAD (Solidworks)

  • Turning ideas into high-quality, easily-manufactured parts
  • Machined billets/castings
  • Sheet metal
  • Complex and simple weldments
  • Jig and tooling design
  • Complex surfacing and organic shapes
  • FEA, kinematic analysis
  • Documentation, drawings, renders
  • Plumbing and electrical routing

Electrical

  • Wiring harness design
  • Sensor selection
  • Mechatronics design, programming

General Mechanical Design

  • Structural, dynamic, and kinematic analysis
  • Hydraulic system design
  • Automotive systems, vehicle dynamics
  • Small engine
  • Hydraulics