nicdmac
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About

I am a mechanical engineer with extensive early CAD (computer-aided design) and CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) experience. With work experience at Apple & product development at utilities and medical startups, I've impacted 8-figure projects. As a certified SolidWorks Professional, Associate, & Surfacing Professional, and with my certification in Additive Manufacturing from Purdue University, I've backed my attention to detail, quality, & efficiency with industry recognition.

My full-time job is owning & operating a larger-scale CAD consulting agency, Cadversity. We automatically send free quote estimates to clients for project work, and we work agnostic to industry.

If you hire me for your next project, I'll take care of it like it's my own child. I refuse to cut corners, and I will maintain a sturdy communication chain to ensure this.

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Experience

  • Founder & President Cadversity · Self-employed Jun 2022 – Present 3 mos Boston, MA, United States At Cadversity, we help engineering firms & independent creatives by delivering high-quality, turnkey 3D CAD models so they can save on aggravating design times & cost.

    Currently preparing free quoting tool launch set for 9/1/2022 - establishing software automations, website, & internal protocol.
  • Grad Lab Intern Underwriters Laboratories · Internship Jun 2022 – Aug 2022 2 mos Houston, TX, United States Developed a novel piezoelectric magnetic energy harvesting (PMEH) technology for industrial power grid use.

    Designed, manufactured, assembled, & tested a lab-scale PMEH prototype with downstream DC conversion and 18650 lithium ion cell charging capabilities.

    Researched & conducted literature reviews on new energy developments in wind, solar, hydropower, geothermal, nuclear, & more.
  • Founder & Chief Executive Officer Kratos Consulting · Self-employed Apr 2021 – Jun 2022 1 yrs 2 mos Boston, MA, United States -Led the formation of a 6-person engineering consulting firm focused on delivering efficient, high-quality product designs, analysis reports, & testing reports for a diverse range of industry clients in the consumer goods niche.
    -Facilitated the development of an internal QMS with paramount legal policy, MNDAs, custom contracts, estimates, quotes, invoices, & engineering consulting templates.
  • Softgoods iPhone Product Development Intern Apple · Internship Jan 2021 – Jun 2022 1 yrs 5 mos Cupertino, CA, United States -Developed 15+ concept designs for iPhone case buttons for new case programs, elevating to CAD assemblies for prototype-level manufacturing
    -Designed two plaque level button compliance and user hand feel tools to assist in geometry and material downselection for formative case button designs
  • Mechanical Engineering Co-op Activ Surgical · Internship Jan 2020 – Aug 2020 7 mos Boston, MA, United States - Advanced a comprehensive quality management system consisting of a web PLM application, SolidWorks PDM library, and LOTO cabinet, tracing over 500 items in between contractors and demonstrating $2.7M in potential product savings from an exemplary supply chain analysis
    - Developed a laparoscopic stereoscope prototype for depth imaging in minimally invasive tissue surgeries alongside numerous time-of-flight depth imaging fixtures, working primarily within the sub-900nm laser spectral range

Education

  • Northeastern University M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics 2020 – 2023 (expected)
  • Northeastern University B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, 3.85 2018 – 2022 Activities and Societies: Paradigm Hyperloop, Paradigm Boring, Northeastern University Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), Northeastern University Entrepreneurs Club, Club Taekwondo

Other experience

  • Project Manager, Paradigm Boring ▪ Executed a (hidden) – (hidden) growth platform to increase member recruitment by 200%, introduce new human relations & diversity and inclusion leadership positions, spur technical retention via biweekly workshops, expand online marketing initiatives, & chart a “Path to 50K” non-dilutive research fundraising effort
    ▪ Facilitated standup meetings, charted a program critical path, & followed up on technical tasks cross-functionally for the Boring Company “Not-A-Boring” Competition, Hyperloop research projects, and new competition options in transportation robotics in 2022 - all prior to smooth leadership transition documentation upon exit
  • Mechanical Co-Lead, Paradigm Boring -Collaboratively led the development of a 200+-page technical documentation package highlighting the design of a novel earth pressure balance tunnel boring machine (EPB TBM) used for the 2021 Boring Company "Not-A-Boring" competition
    -Developed an Agile project management schedule for mechanical, electrical, software, & business team deliverables
    -Facilitated 3D CAD organization, manufacturing print completion, and onboarding of new technical recruits to accelerate TBM manufacturing & testing timeline
  • Vice President, NEU Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) -Planned & executed 20+ undergraduate & graduate academic, professional, and outreach coordination meetings & events for the (hidden) – (hidden) academic year
    -Expanded Northeastern student chapter by facilitating the development of a graduate student branch & wrote SHPE National progress reports, yielding a (hidden) – (hidden) Blue Chip Award for the chapter’s recruitment and retention growth
    -Facilitated a workshop series introducing entrepreneurship & entrepreneurial barriers to undergraduate student members and hosted presentation panels with (hidden), Whoop, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, & GE Aviation
  • Suspension Testing Lead, Paradigm Hyperloop -Led the design, analysis, and procurement of a novel suspension rig used to directly test for Hyperloop stability wheel and shock dynamic coefficients and spring constants traditionally not provided by manufacturer specifications in application; rig utilizes accelerometry and a variable camshaft forcing mechanism
    -Developed suspension rig design variants and manufacturing prints in SolidWorks CAD and formulated a Simulink half-car model for system ODE validation, additionally ensuring noninterference of parts
    -Researched the effects of vacuum environments on air shock bleed and motor and inverter modes of failure (outgassing, thermal fatigue, etc.)
  • Wheels Lead, Paradigm Hyperloop -Developed a comprehensive report detailing the effective design and structural & thermal finite element analysis of custom Hyperloop-centric drive wheels
    -Applied my research report to dynamic wheel simulations in ANSYS, resulting in advances necessary for topology optimization
    -Led a team of student engineers engaged around effective Hyperloop rim design
  • Stability Systems Designer, Paradigm Hyperloop •Designed custom wheel and shock assemblies for SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition IV electric transportation "pod" vehicle in SolidWorks, conducting static and dynamic structural FoS verification tests in SolidWorks FEA
    •Conducted high-level rim overmold research for contract manufacturing comparisons and developed explicit parameters for overmold selection for 35,000 RPM+ speeds and 300+ N*m applied torque cases
    •Developed detailed SolidWorks drawings for wheel rims for contract manufacturing using appropriate GD&T and oversaw overmold and rim manufacturing and installation process for wheels on Competition IV "pod", including wheel balancing

Licenses & Certifications

  • SolidWorks Certified Professional - Surfacing Dassault Systemes Apr 2022 – Present
  • Additive Manufacturing for Engineers and Managers Purdue University Jan 2021 – Present
  • SolidWorks Certified Professional - Mechanical Design Dassault Systemes Aug 2019 – Present
  • Solidworks Certified Associate - Mechanical Design Dassault Systemes Apr 2019 – Present
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Joined: September 20, 2022

Last seen: September 20, 2022

Area of Expertise
Automotive Design Machine Design 3D Printing Design 3D Modelling 3D Animation Services General Design Fashion Design Gadgets Design Jewelry Design DIY Design Wearables General CAD Drafting Mechanical Drafting Engineering Design Mechanical Engineering New Invention Development Electronic Devices Furniture Design Homeware Design Lighting Design Jewelry Design Toys & Games Design Wearables Design Hourly Services Medical Devices Design Yacht & Marine Rapid Prototyping 3D Printing Services Prototype Tooling Direct Digital Manufacturing Drone Design 3D Rendering Services 3D Design Services CAD Drawing Services PDF to DWG Conversion Pet Product Design Prosthetics Design Injection Molding Design CAD Vectorization Services Tool Design Services CAD Digitization Services 2D to 3D Conversion Services Prototype Design Services Reverse Engineering FEA Finite Element Analysis SolidWorks Design Services Sheet Metal Design Fabrication Drawings Services 3D Solid Modeling SolidWorks Engineering Services Image to CAD Conversion Mechanical 3D Rendering Part-to-CAD Modeling CAD Conversion Services 3D Furniture Modeling Services Rapid Prototyping Services 3D Product Rendering and Design 3D Models of Machine Parts Design Engineering Services 2D CAD Drafting Services Assembly Drawing Services Assembly Modeling Services Prototype Design Engineering 3D Product Animation Contract Drafting Services Furniture Design and Engineering Services CAD Migration Services Robotics Design Services CAD Drafting Services Machine Drawing Services CAD Drawing Standardization Paper to CAD Conversion Mechanical Design Services Standardization of Drawings Raster to Vector CAD Conversion 2D CAD Design Services PDF to CAD Conversion DWG to DGN Conversion Part to CAD Inspection Electronic Prototyping and Design Services Mechanical CAD Design 3D CAD Translation Services Manufacturing Drawings CAD Redrafting and Conversion Services PDF to PWG Conversion CAD Design File Validation 3D Floor Plan Design 3D Product Modeling Product Engineering Services 2D to 3D Modeling CAD Data Translation Services Marine Engineering Design Services Isometric Drawing Services Photorealistic Rendering Mechanical Drawing Services Design for Manufacturing and Assembly DFM Services Design for Manufacturability (DFM Services) Drafting and Design Services Design for Additive Manufacturing Prototypes for Shoes, Sneakers, and Athletic Runners 3D Scan to CAD Service Steel Shop Drawing Services

Languages

English Native or bilingual proficiency

Portuguese Professional working proficiency

Location

Boston, MA, United States