I am a mechanical engineer and have worked in some sort of design or manufacturing setting for almost 10 years.
I specialize in helping companies do three things:
1. Making your product more cost-efficient to produce
2. Refining your product so that it is easy for the customer to use
3. Accelerating your development process. I know speed is key when getting any new project started so I get you what you need ASAP.
Some of my accomplishments so far
-Helped a company that raised 500k in crowdfunding to develop the product they are now selling, reducing their manufacturing cost by over 20%
-Helped a company raise their first round of funding by designing and prototyping their first product
-Worked with product development firms with large customers to work out kinks in their designs and fabricate their prototypes
-Worked with another crowdfunding campaign to make develop their beta-testing product.
-Designed tooling for robotic arms to automate manufacturing processes resulting in massive reduction in labor cost
I am proficient in the following disciplines
-FEA (Finite Element Analysis - finding the weak points in a structural design)
-Rapid prototyping (3D Printing, CNC Machining, etc.)
-Design for manufacturing
I work with a small 3D Printing company here in Chicago that can produce very high quality 3D prints with an excellent turnaround time. I also have a complete workshop with saws/mills/drills/CNC where I can build pieces or prototypes for virtually any project.
I love working with startups to get their product moving. I like the fast pace environment and love seeing something we work on go to market.