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.
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
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.
Country / Region
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
Associations / Societies
Owner of the very popular LinkedIn group: Machine Designers Forum, with over 5,500 members.
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
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.
He has been getting his prototype parts and assemblies made from various vendors in India and abroad for the last 25 years.
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.
He is perfectly at home with International English. He can understand and follow most of the various international accents.
Hindi is his mother-tongue
He has been living in a Marathi-speaking region for the last 43 years