Engineering Classes and CO-OP Work Experience

Below is a selection of class projects from my undergrad degree curriculum, as well as a handful of samples of some of the work I regularly completed during my co-op rotations at Kinetic Vision. You can scroll down or use the buttons directly above to get to the appropriate section. From there, simply click on any of the pictures to learn more about the corresponding projects and what I did to complete them.

Engineering Classes

Reverse Engineering Projects

Medical Device Dissection

Medical Device Dissection encompassed reverse engineering techniques for CAD modeling, material selection, and 3D printing methods. Feature and benefit analysis, cost vs. quality, and prototyping techniques were other important take-aways.

Depth Controlled Needle Gauge

Medical Device Design I

Medical Device Design I got me started with creating design master files, designing medical device concepts, and choosing the best concept. Selection of materials, protyping basics, and device functionality were also heavily important.

Laparoscopic Liver Resectioning Tool

Medical Device Design II

Medical Device Design II dove deeper into product design, finite element analysis, and prototyping. Throughout the course, I became very familiar with revising designs and plotting failure modes to understand their corresponding effects.

Infrared Weight Estimation

Senior Capstone Project

The Medical Device Innovation Entrepreneurship Program (MDIEP) allowed me to complete my final senior capstone project. Utilizing everything I've learned throughout college and Co-op, I designed, coded, and built a functioning device for measuring the weight of a patient when mechanical scales are not an option during intensive care.

Co-op Work Experience

3D Part Verification

Micro CT Data Analysis

Often the initial step prior to conducting first article inspections, I would create 3D comparison maps to show where obvious deviations existed from the as-designed CAD. Problem areas could then be cross-sectioned and detailed dimensional analysis could be performed.

Dimensional Analysis + GD&T

First Article Inspections

The cutting edge of reverse engineering, and one of my main jobs at Kinetic Vision, was creating detailed dimensional analysis reports that included GD&T, as well as cross-sectional overlays comparing the sections of the Scanned part back to the customer's as-designed 3D CAD.

Scan-vs-CAD Overlay Comparisons

Micro CT Data Processing

In some cases, having the pure data isn't enough to fully convey an idea. To help with this, additional visualizations can be created to show the internals of a part or assembly through a non-destructive method.

Parametric Modeling & NURBS Surfacing

Micro CT Data Processing

The epitome of reverse engineering has to be parametric CAD modeling and NURBS surfacing. Having the ability to scan a part and recreate or modify it has proven to be an important tool in any engineer's toolbox.

Proficiency in Software Packages

Engineering & Design Solidworks 2015, CATIA V6, PTC Creo 3.0, SprutCAM, and Blender 2.7
CT Data Analysis & Reverse Engineering Geomagic Studio & Qualify 2013, VSG Amira & Avizo Fire, Altair HyperMesh 13, and MeshLab 1.3
Coding & Automation Python, MatLab, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and TCL
Graphics & Art Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, & After Effects CS6, XF Designer, Unreal Engine 4, Crytek CryENGINE 3, and Unity 5
Sound & Music Logic Pro 9, Pro Tools 11, Reason 4.0, Native Instruments Software Suite, and Waves Software Plugins
Basics Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, & PowerPoint, Minitab, and Google Applications

Above are some sample reports that I created to exemplify the types of deliverables I created during my time at Kinetic Vision. Please note that Adobe Reader is necessary to view the 3D Comparison PDF sample file.