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biography

Not sure what to say here - I have over 29 years CAD Design in Manufacturing environments. I have strong interests in the Firearms and PowerSports Industries, and would love to develop several Products for both... maybe my Bio is actually everything in my Work Exp - not sure. I could list some other aspects of my life that are not relevant I suppose...

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work experience

Several Sr Product Design Engineer September 1987 - November 2016

First nine years was for a Furniture Manuf designing their Products and Proprietary machines for Material Handing or Dedicated Production, CAM Programming, CNC Setup and Operations, plus every possible Kaizan/6-Sigma Lean Manuf acronym you could shake a stick at, and this was the early 1990's. Manuf Techniques to include DFM, DFA, Setup Reduction, Cost Reduction, Production Through-Put, Continuous Process Improvement, Continuous Product Improvement, Materials Loss Reduction, and a bunch of others.. Second six years for a Company manufacturing Consumer Electronics, and same as above but removing CAM/CNC Programming and CNC Machines, but adding CAD Admin, CAD Supervision, QS9000, and Design of Products in Machine Materials, Stamped and Formed Metals, Plastic Injection and Thermal Formed Parts, as well as running RP Machines for FDM and SLA... Third Job was twelve years Supervising a PowerSports Retail Outlet - ATVs and Motorcycles... Fourth and current job has been Five Years in the Firearms and Accessories Manuf industry, specifically with the AR 15 and AR 10 Rifle platforms. I currently own 7 Utility Patents for the AR platforms, including a nice one for a Springless Hi-Cap Magazine. AND, all of those Manuf Processes mentioned before - I'm a 100x better at them now... CAD Programs used include AutoCAD, HP Solid Designer, Pro-E, KeyCreator (CadKey), SDRC I-Deas, Solid Edge, Unigrapahics, UG-NX, Alias, and Geomagic for Reverse Engineering... and currently Five years into AutoDesk Inventor... CAM Programs include several Proprietary (they were for programming specific machines), Gibbs CAM, and currently utilizing HSM for Inventor. Might go to Fusion 360 soon but who knows... Plus worked with all that are in my Software Skills list - hadn't realized I'd done that many...

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education

Comm Coll AAS Mech Design, CAD Design 1985 - 1987

Learned to hate AutoCad, but it was the only thing most companies and designers could afford until the late 1990's, and the introduction of SW, Inventor, SolidEdge, etc. cuz Mech Desktop sucked about as bad as ACAD...

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additional

Workstation specs: Current is a Dell Precision Workstation Laptop with 17" Screen, Core i7 Gen6, 16 Gigs RAM, 250 Gig SSD, and 4 Gig Video - this thing screams... I also own, program and operate a Fadal 3020 Vert Machining Center with Side ATC. Its only 3-axis at the moment, but I can still build most anything. Plus I hold everything with Vises. Just gotta figure out how to hold the part in the correct orientation...
Honors and awards: Not many honors so I place the most value on my Patents, but only time will tell how much they are really worth...
Interests: 3D CAD Design, CAM Programming, CNC Setup and Operation, Optimizing Manuf Processes to the Nth Degree... Always want it faster, easier, and cleaner - and as INEXPENSIVE as possible...

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