BE Mech (Hons)
Worked with the Vynco engineering team to develop a new architectural grille which leaves only the negative space visible once installed. The design has been patented and deviates from all others on the market as it is installed prior to the plasterboard and incorporates a moulded plaster outer facia. This eliminates the need for the installer to return to site and results in a far stiffer structure with superior plaster adhesion to eliminate plaster cracking between the grille and plasterboard.
My dad is a mechanic so I grew up around motors, gearboxes, boats and pretty much everything in bits. I’ve always thought ‘what does that bit do, where does that bit go?' I also had access to heaps of tools so I always tried to fix things and just muck around. My dad...
Generation 4 Trampoline
Design, assembly and commissioning of tooling, jigs and fixtures for Springfree Trampoline’s factory and assisted with the development of new trampoline prototypes and testing to ensure they are compliant will all relevant standards. Springfree Trampoline produce the only trampolines in the New Zealand and Australian markets that are standard-compliant.
Cleat FEA analysis
Springfree Trampolines cleat is a plastic ball and socket joint, FEA was performed upon the existing cleat and revised cleat models under the same loads and constraints allowing comparison to be made prior to investing in tooling. The loads and constraints were applied to mimic the test fixture used by Springfree Trampoline’s plastic supplier during destructive testing.
A new Springfree step was developed to reduce packaging size, labour and material cost. The new step has an additional rung to enable children to climb onto the trampoline more easily.
I am an experienced, highly motivated and determined mechanical design engineer. I have significant experience in the design of products and production equipment as well as the assembly and commissioning of tooling, jigs, and fixtures.
I am passionate about designing practical solutions to complex engineering challenges using CAD and have a strong understanding of manufacturing processes. I have developed and tested plastic, fiberglass, metal, and fabric products whilst ensuring they are compliant with all relevant standards.
- Attention to detail
- Collaboration / team work
- Innovative / creative thinking
- Logical thinking
- Problem solving
- Concept development
- Engineering calculations
- Product development
- Commissioning support
- Microsoft Office suite
- Oil & Gas
- Product design
- Production equipment
Worked within a small engineering team to develop a mechanical score counter which virtually eliminates entanglement during play. The score counters index one position per revolution of the ball and are counter rotating, all parts were designed for injection moulding.
Designing and building a CNC mill which is 5-axis when a rotary table is used. For ease of manufacture the mill has been designed using RHS and plate weldments with critical faces machined. Cavities are to be filled with epoxy granite to attenuate vibration.