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Expert in Machine Design of Unusual and Complex High-speed Machines; Pneumatics; Packaging Machines

Expert ID: 724155 India

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Expert has been designing conventional and unusual machines from 1975 onwards. He graduated in mechanical engineering from the prestigious IIT Bombay, and has utilized that theoretical base to design many complex and unique machines. His machines are lightweight, strong, silent, and good-looking. All along, Expert has been making and trying out prototypes of all his designs, and he has refined his art from those feedbacks. He has many world's firsts and India's Firsts to his credit. He first studies any problem very thoroughly before attempting a solution.

He has designed and proven a fully automatic 21st century teeth cutting line for engineers' files, modernizing a machine whose design never progressed beyond eary 20th century technology and design. He had designed world's very first symmetric 3-face hot-rolling machine to roll the points on the blanks for triangular engineers' files. He has designed and proven world's first off-line Mylar balloon folding machine.He has designed and proven world's first parts accumulator for collapsible tubes which has no drive of its own.He has designed and proven world's first machine to manufacture a mosquito-coil of a newly patented design - made from cardboard and paper.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1976 Degree: B. Tech. Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: IIT Bombay

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1981 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Director and Chief Designer Department: Design Responsibilities: He is responsible for designing new and unusual machines from concept to prototypes, often in areas where no previous designs exist.
Years: 1978 to 1981 Employer: Electronica Machine Tools Ltd. Title: Design Executive Department: Design Responsibilities: He was responsible for designing the company's next-generation products (spark-erosion machines)
Years: 1976 to 1978 Employer: Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Co. Ltd. Title: Design Engineer Department: Design Centre, Plant 11 Responsibilities: He was responsible for developing manual typewriter mechanisms.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1994 to 1994 Country / Region: Poole, England Summary: He guided a team of English engineers in designing blister-packing machines
Years: 1996 to 1996 Country / Region: Crawley, England Summary: He debugged a new, troublesome blisterpacking machine packing ampoules at the SmithKline Beecham plant
Years: 1997 to 1997 Country / Region: Bologna, Italy Summary: He supervised the technology-transfer between an Italian packaging-machinery company IMA and an Indian company
Years: 2000 to 2000 Country / Region: Hanover, Germany Summary: He scouted companies at the Hanover Fair for obtaining various new material-handling technologies for an India client.
Years: 2005 to 2005 Country / Region: Paderborn, Germany Summary: He interacted with an engineering company for help in developing a new kind of brush-making machine

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Owner of the very popular LinkedIn group: Machine Designers Forum, with over 5,500 members.
Professional Appointments
Managing Director of Neubauplan Automation Machines Pvt. Ltd. a start-up company manufacturing shipping case erector+filler machines of his own design.
Awards / Recognition
A Special Jury's Mention in the Manus competition for innovative use of plastic bearings, conducted in Germany among 300+ entries from all over the world.
Publications and Patents Summary
He has 31 articles and 5 patents to his credit

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
He conducted Training Workshop titled "Design of Design" to clarify and reinforce machine design methods conducted at Tata Consultancy Services, Kirloskar Brothers Ltd. Apollo Tyres Ltd. and Effica Automation Ltd.
Vendor Selection
He has been getting his prototype parts and assemblies made from various vendors in India and abroad for the last 25 years.
Marketing Experience
Being a full-time designer-innovator, he always has his hand on the pulse of the industry, its trends, growth, risky and receding areas, attitudes. He has written many articles on these topics in the Indian press.
Other Relevant Experience
He has been writing many articles on machine design.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English He is perfectly at home with International English. He can understand and follow most of the various international accents.
Hindi Hindi is his mother-tongue
Marathi He has been living in a Marathi-speaking region for the last 43 years

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