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Ian Boyd

biography

Involved mostly in mass production component design. Boring stuff you'll seldom notice except if it fails. That, believe it or not, translates to a relatively high performance-to-cost ratio. One of my most enjoyable things is brainstorming solutions, modeling them up then machining them out on a little bench top CNC. 3D printing is convenient but there isn't the same choice of materials and it doesn't require much thinking.

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work experience

Only secret projects and no shared work info at the moment.

education

The engineer has yet to share the college or university graduation details.

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Workstation specs: Lenovo i5 Ultrabook (my office is where my ass is) Lenovo i5 laptop (home base, CNC machining setup) Sony Viao Netbook (CNC controller)
Honors and awards: 'Plakkie' Award x3. Goes to whoever does something very stupid yet funny, usually involving a trip to casualty ward, e.g. running rapids UNDER a kayak and breaking ankle, then popping a CV joint on the way home in the middle of nowhere, on a Sunday. Silver Lourie and QB awards for Plascon Paints concept store, my involvement the 3D modeling & photorealistic rendering.
Interests: Solitary places with just a backpack and bow, horse or canoe.

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