Grinstead_Does
Global rank:
9,779 / 43,709
Skill pts: 5

About

I hold a BSc from the Ohio State University in Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering. During my academics I became deeply interested in plastics and plastic forming technology. I believe we are still in the discovery phase for polymer chemistry and application and have pursued professional exposure developing plastic products and the machines that produce them.

Experience

  • Design Engineer Technoform · Full-time May 2021 – Present 7 mos Twinsburg, OH, United States Technoform produces thermal breaks using a proprietary nylon blend. Our clients provide their architectural and mechanical designs for their windows and I develop geometry compatible with their assemblies as well as 2D and 3D CAD files to produce the extrusion equipment that will manufacture the client geometries.
  • Design Engineer Pyramid Mold and Tool · Full-time Jan 2021 – May 2021 4 mos Rancho Cucamonga, CA, United States Pyramid is a core and cavity shop that specializes in machinery to manufacture medical equipment. I developed injection mold designs to manufacture syringes, aspirators, and consumer devices. I produced 2D and 3D CAD data for various manufacturing methods including EDM, CNC, lathes and milling. I also consulted with our clients to determine polymer selection and production needs.
  • Project Manager Agri-Smart · Contact Aug 2018 – May 2019 9 mos Columbus, OH, United States Agri-Smart specializes in agricultural machinery for underdeveloped nations. Our target area, Cambodia, has a unique cultural disadvantage an account of the Khmer Rouge regime. Since the 1980s the area has struggled tomaintain safe farming practices and farmers frequently become ill from improper use of farming chemicals. My project was to develop a modular tractor device that unskilled users could easily repair or modify and that reduces or eliminates the likelihood of exposure to pesticides, herbicides, insecticides and fertilizer. I managed a team of four and interfaced with three stakeholders to deliver the technology, bill of materials, and list of suppliers to produce our tractor component locally in Cambodia.

Education

  • The Ohio State University Food Engineering, M.Eng. Mechanical, 3.2 2016 – 2019

Other experience

  • 3D printing I use FFF and DLP printers to produce custom designs and recreate discontinued or hard to find parts and components. I also use 3D printing to prototype professional designs and assemblies.