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BEN BLAINE

VersaBuilt

biography

Mechanical Engineer VersaBuilt

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work experience

Transform Solar R&D Automation Development Engineer January 2011 - July 2012

Member of team developing next generation automation solutions for fabrication, testing, inspecting and assembly for the SLIVER Solar Cell Technology. Mechanical design of component fixtures, robot tooling heads, robotic cell enclosures, and support of production line equipment. Create and integrate machine vision systems into robotic cells, for inspection and pick and place applications. Develop robot code for proof-of-concept testing and machine development, as well as management of existing code for production and R&D robotic systems. Responsible for continuous improvement, troubleshooting, and debug of R&D robotic systems in preparation for production expansion. Perform Finite Element Analyses to aid in troubleshooting efforts and for product optimization. Collaborate with production team in the development of machine specifications for third-party vendor contracts.

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House of Design Co-Owner July 2012 - June 2015

Our mission is to advance manufacturing with the implementation of state of the art robotic and industrial automation tools. We provide Mechanical and Electrical engineering services, with capabilities in: • ABB Robotic System Integration • Programming (robotic, PLC, machine vision) • Machine Vision development and integration • Mechanical Design • Prototyping • Engineering Analysis • Workforce development Teaching/Training • ABB Robot Training, with certified instructors

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VersaBuilt Mechanical Engineer/Partner May 2013 -

Introduction of the VersaBuilt VBX-160

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education

Santa Clara University BSME, Mechanical Engineering 1994 - 1998

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Santa Clara University MSME, Mechanical Engineering 1999 - 2005

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