Dietrich Linde, P.E. graduated from Virginia Tech (2011) with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and obtained his PE license in 2017. He has 6 years of experience in design engineering with a focus in materials and machine design and specializes in custom mechanical assemblies and automated systems. Specific capabilities include mechanical and electromechanical design, CAD, FEA and design validation, component and assembly manufacturing, procurement, assembly, and testing.
Dietrich worked as a Systems Engineer, mechanical engineer, and sr. mechanical engineer. He has developed custom tooling for unique and specific projects. He has designed and manufactured a large scale metal 3D printer. Additionally he has designed equipment for automating processes to speed up manufacturing or reduce labor intensive applications.
Dietrich is able to design with a wide variety of materials including alloy steels, aluminum, Inconel and other nickel-based alloys, carbides, and a wide variety of polymers. He has experience with mechanical systems such as linear actuators, miniature and large scale electric motors, combustion engines, pulleys, gears, solenoids, weldments, belts and other drivetrain components. His manufacturing capabilities include CNC milling, CNC turning (lathe), electro-discharge machining, welding, and 3D printing in both polymers and metals.
Deliverables include consultation, design, CAD models, 2D manufacturing drawings, manufacturing of custom parts and assemblies, sourcing and selection of off-the-shelf parts, and component and assembly testing and validation.


  • Virginia Tech Bachelors of Science, Mechanical Engineer 2011 graduation

Age: 33

Joined: August 25, 2017

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Blacksburg, VA, United States