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Mechanical Engineering Design and Development, 3D Printing, Additive Manufacturing

ID: 737701 North Carolina, USA

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Expert is a Mechanical Engineer focusing on Design and Development. He has broad experience in industry, including Military, Automotive, Computing Hardware, Lighting and Utility Metering. His Engineering education is from Virginia Tech.

Skills: Design team leadership working with cross-functional teams; Problem solving/brainstorming/concept generation; System layout; 3D CAD (Creo2, Pro/Engineer Wildfire, CATIA, Autodesk Inventor, Solidworks); Simulation/Analysis (NASTRAN, CATIA, Pro/Mechanica, Creo Simulate, Solidworks Simulation); Design for manufacturing; 2D drawings/specifications; Design of electronics enclosures – EMC, thermal, shock/vibration; Mechanical layout of printed circuit boards (Pro/ECAD, Circuitworks) & connector selection; Prototype testing and design debug; Tolerance Analysis/GD&T; Mechanism design; Specification of materials; Design for human factors; Dust/water protection (IP66); Manufacturing Process Expertise: injection molding, die-casting, elastomer molding & extrusion, sheet-metal stamping, 3D printing, metal extrusion, glass forming, plating, painting, machining, welding, rigid & flexible PCBs, cables, and adhesives; Cost estimation; Project scheduling and management; Engineering change management; Mass production start-up support; Management of foreign based suppliers (travel to China/Taiwan/Japan); Formal design analysis - DFMEA, PFMEA, DFMA; Work within regulatory frameworks (FMVSS, Mil spec, FCC, UL); Hands-on machine shop/prototype fabrication


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1993 Degree: BS Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Virginia Tech

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2018 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Senior Mechanical Engineer Department: Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical engineering design of next generation water and gas meters for the utility industries. 3D modeling, analysis, simulation, engineering testing, drawings and documentation. Prototyping - 3D printing, machining.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2015 to 2018 Employer: Cree Lighting, Durham, NC Title: Senior Mechanical Engineer Department: Mechanical Engineering
Lead mechanical engineer for development of LED commercial lighting products. Design, prototyping, testing.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2014 to 2015 Employer: Lenovo, Morrisville, NC Title: Advisory Engineer Department: Mechanical Engineering - Enterprise Business Group
Lead mechanical design engineer for Enterprise server products. (IBM System X business sold to Lenovo Oct. 2014)
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2001 to 2014 Employer: IBM, Research Triangle Park, NC Title: Advisory Engineer Department: Mechanical Engineering Development - System X Servers
Lead designer/engineer on Product Development Teams representing the Power, Packaging and Cooling group. Led teams which designed and developed server computers based on Intel processors (System X product line). Overall responsibility for: PCB interconnect and component placement, chassis mechanical packaging, material selection, thermal design, acoustics, human factors, fragility/shock/vibration, EMI/EMC shielding, safety, industrial design, quality, documentation, EC control. Consulted closely with discipline experts to solve technical challenges.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1995 to 2001 Employer: Honda Research and Development, Americas., Raymond, OH Title: Mechanical Engineer Department: Exterior Design
Member of door design/engineering group. Responsible for design of door parts and systems - 3D layout, 2D drawings, cost estimation, and mass production start-up support. Developed and maintained close relationships with Honda R&D stylists, test engineers, parts suppliers, and assembly plant associates.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1994 to 1995 Employer: General Dynamics - Electric Boat Division, Groton, CT Title: Mechanical Engineer Department: Mechanical Components
Mechanical Design Engineer on submarine program (Virginia class) for the U.S. Navy. Design/Build concurrent engineering process, assigned to Mechanical Components Team working on hatches, remote actuators, and valves. Maintained DOD security clearance.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1990 to 1991 Employer: General Motors - Truck and Bus Division, Baltimore, MD Title: Co-op Engineer Department: Process Engineering
Co-op Employee on alternating semesters beginning Spring term 1990. Assigned to the Process Engineering Dept. and Dimensional Control/Tooling Dept. in the body welding department

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2002 to 2014 Country / Region: China Summary: Periodic trips to suppliers and manufacturing sites to approve new tooling for mass production. Provide development engineering support to manufacturing. Typical trip would last from 2-3 weeks. Hong Kong and Shenzhen areas.
Years: 2013 to 2013 Country / Region: Taiwan Summary: One month trip to Taipei to train local office staff and oversee development of shared project.

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
Engineering in Training (EIT), 1993
Publications and Patents Summary
3 US Patents
Blind Docking Apparatus To Enable Liquid Cooling In Compute Nodes
Apparatus And System For Functional Expansion Of A Blade
Air Distribution System Compatible With Disparate Data Storage Systems

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Mandarin Chinese Beginner

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