Mechanical Design / Manufacturing

Much of my work experience has involved the design, prototyping and manufacture of medical devices, scientific equipment, and various consumer & industrial products. Below are some descriptions & links to a few of the things I’ve worked on.

As a Mechanical Design / Manufacturing Engineer at Access Closure (got acquired, archived site here & here), I worked on the development of cardiac catheter devices and related manufacturing tooling and processes. In my ~9 years there I designed and implemented tooling for injection molding, UV bond, vacuum processing, assembly and inspection processes. Co-inventor on patent WO2017120187A1 for a vascular closure apparatus.

While employed at Onda I helped with the design and manufacture of ultrasound equipment, for example this Radiation Force Balance which is used for taking power measurements of ultrasound medical devices. Manufacturable design developed from a working prototype, modeled in SolidWorks.

While at the design consulting firm MOTO I did mechanical design work for a variety of clients. Some examples are a system of interlocking modular plastic dividers, sheet-metal parts and light-pipes for an automated Medication Dispensing Cabinet [pdf], and an enclosure for a Phone Router [pdf], integrating injection molded parts, a PCB with connectors & LED indicators into an assembly View 2 [pdf]. Modeled in Pro-E.

At Wyatt Technology I re-designed a liquid Laser Flow Cell [pdf] manifold system used in laser light scattering equipment. Co-inventor on patent # 5,404,217.

At Vistek I helped with the mechanical design of a equipment used in arthroscopic surgical procedures, such as this Surgical Video Camera. This was back when video cameras were not so compact, so we repackaged a CCD video camera into a handheld device and control box, re-integrating electronic & optical assemblies. Drawings [pdf] modeled in AutoCad.