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R&D company specialising in the design and development of low water polymer cleaning laundry solutions. • Concept design and layout of new laundry product to meet the functional and cost requirements. • Communicate ideas with drawings, sketches, support with any technical calculations using engineering theory. • Detail development from design layout to achieve functional requirement and allow manufacture and assembly of components. • Define materials to be used in designs and the manufacturing processes to create them. • Specify components in a design that can be sourced from a supplier – liaise and communicate with suppliers. • Design Proof of Principle and Prototype models. • Organise subcontracting the manufacture of models. • Set-up tests, fixtures and procedures for testing. • Test models, develop and report. • 3D CAD database generation. • Detailed 2D CAD drawings.
Freelance position done outside normal working hours. Working on concept development, right through to detail design and production drawings of consumer electronics.
Working within innovation team on new product development within mechanical seal and support system industry. Role has included: • Concept design and development • Design for manufacture • Patent writing • Testing and procurement
3-month placement. Design work included – product research, concept sketch work, 2D Photoshop renderings, producing product presentation material, CAD modelling (Solidworks), reverse engineering, finishing and painting FDM rapid prototypes. Greatly improved my design skills as well as gaining insight into how in house design is managed. Also improved my team-work and time management, enabling me to work efficiently within a design team. Continued occasional work after placement producing and finishing rapid prototype models.