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Mathew Bancroft

Mathew Bancroft

Design Engineer

BE Mech (Hons)


Mathew is a practical and innovative engineer who loves solving problems. He has a Bachelor of Engineering with honours in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Canterbury and a wealth of experience.

All my life I have been fascinated by making things myself and finding out how things work. This lead me to complete my Bachelor in Engineering and use my extensive practical experience and innovative thinking to improve any engineering problem I come across. Experience in product development has given me excellent skills in communication, project management, 3D surface modelling, and attention to detail. I have been exposed to a large number of manufacturing techniques and I’m a big believer in tried and tested solutions to any problem.

  • Collaboration / team work
  • Communication
  • Innovative / creative thinking
  • Logical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Reliable
  • Ideation
  • Concept development
  • Industrial design
  • Design
  • Engineering calculations, including motion analysis and FEA
  • Validation
  • Product development
  • Project management
  • Certification
  • Supplier selection
  • Enterprise PDM
  • Inventor
  • Microsoft Office suite
  • Machine Design
  • Motor and Gearbox Design
  • Personal Safety Equipment
  • Plastics
  • Product Design

Project Experience

RPB Safety


Wire Fence Manufacturing Machine

Design, development, modelling, and drawing of a new wire fence manufacturing machine. Project involved designing parts of the trolley to unload the rolls, the rollers that supported the fence going through the machine, the crimp drum moving the fence, and holding the tension, the take-up mechanism to stop the fence going loose, and the device that feeds in the stay wires. Also sizing all of the pneumatics, electric motors, and actuators for some modules.

RPB Safety


Z-Link Welding Grinding Respirator

Designed and managed the development of a modular industrial respirator for heavy engineering, medical and painting applications.

Vortex Personal Air Conditioning


Final Year University Project

Mat lead a team in developing a consumer product for a client. The goal was to optimise the efficiency of the design and increase the output temperature range while keeping it robust and simple to manufacture. The project involved complex compressible fluid CFD with thermal coupling and extensive testing and concept design. The team managed to improve temperature performance by 50% while decreasing the overall length of the device. The findings have were awarded a US Patent in 2017.