Find freelancers. Lose those costly delays.

With 1.7 million freelancers, we'll match you with the perfect talent.

or, Register with Elance »

Paul M. | Elance
 
176985602337900
Last Sign-in: Mar 27, 2012

Paul M.

Mechanical Designer with many years of experience!
   United States
  |   Waltham, VT

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $75

I am a product development engineer with experience ranging from solar devices to outdoor power equipment to composites and much more. My forte is designing for manufacturability and I am most skilled in the design of consumer products and mechanical devices.

Read More »

Portfolio

Device to hot tap semiconductor fab exhaust
Brush mower developed for Country Home Products
Antenna mounting device for quickly assembling antennas in the field.
Ash dog sled for professional racing.
Solar Panel and battery holding box for charging batteries.

Skills (1)

Tested
Drafting

Service Description

I have been involved in product development for areas of interest ranging from high speed book and paper binding, to the world's purest glass for microlithography, to commercial sheetmetal, welding, machining, semiconductor exhaust, outdoor power equipment, high dollar home lighting, solar and wind energy systems, and many more. I am currently a Program Manager/Engineer for a composites company and work part-time performing this type of consulting and modeling work.

I also partner with a firm that provides sourcing from mainland China and have a key group of around 15-20 factories at our disposal. We have engineers on the ground in the Shanghai area that oversee production, assure quality control and release for shipment which we also arrange.

I find that my expertise is in design for manufacturability as I am skilled in a number of the trades mentioned above so I understand the needs on the production floor. This translates into a much shorter time to market in that I am not running down dead ends and backing up, as many younger designers may be prone to do.

I have my own prototype shop for small projects which has machining (milling machine and lathes), welding (TIG, Stick), sheetmetal (brake, rolls etc.)

Modeling in SolidWorks has been my primary focus for the past 8 years and I have certification from SolidWorks having taken their sheetmetal course. I am an inventor on my own (member of InventVermont) and have a product called Connect Quick (connectquick.net)...

Read More »

Employment

General Composites Inc.
Program Manager/Engineer
2006 - Present
I oversee a program that manufactures covers for digital x-ray detectors for a Fortune 50 company. In the plant we have pre-preg lay-up, RTM, filament winding, and many other composite processes.
Fab-Tech Inc.
Product Development Engineer
2005 - 2006
Manufacturing of teflon coated stainless steel ductwork for semi-conductor exhaust. While here I invented a device and process to hot tap exhaust duct with no breach of pressure and without...
Hubbardton Forge Inc.
Product Development Engineer R&D Department
2002 - 2004
Manufacturing of very high quality handforged lighting products.
Country Home Products Inc.
Product Development Engineer
1999 - 2002
Designed outdoor power equipment. DR Trimmer Mower, All Terrain Mower, Power Wagon

Keywords

cad
design
prototype
model
solidworks
sheetmetal
machining
casting
welding
forging
My Snapshot
1
Elance Level
Level represents activity and experience on Elance. Freelancers start at Level 1 and achieve higher levels through their work. A higher "Level" indicates greater earnings, ratings and other achievements on Elance. Learn More »
  • 12 months
  • Lifetime
Jobs
0
0
0
Total
Milestones
Hours
Reviews
Recommend
Clients
Total
Repeat
Earnings
Total
Per Client
Identity
Username
Ironworks_Design
Type
Individual
Member Since
April 2008
Elance URL
Verifications
0
Paul M. | Elance

Paul M.