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Mike Dreher | Elance
 
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Mike Dreher

Composites Design & Manufacture Engineer
   United States
  |   Durham, NH

Overview

20+ years of experience designing, developing, and manufacturing carbon fiber based composite products.

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Portfolio

Roll wrapped carbon tubes
Carbon panels / plates with or without core material
Complex shaped carbon fiber parts
Replace clunky parts with lightweight carbon fiber equivalents
Drawing of a mold for making a compression molded composite part.
Designed this canoe paddle to be manufactured from carbon fiber prepreg material.

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Carbon Fiber
3D CAD
Rhino CAD
MasterCam

Service Description

Highly developed intuitive knowledge and analytical skills for producing high quality, low void composite parts.

Knowledgeable in the area of fiber materials prevalent within the composites industry; extensive experience with carbon fiber prepreg materials including unidirectional tapes, weaved fabrics, standard and high modulus fibers.

Knowledgeable in the area of epoxy formulations including Bisphenol A, amines, ureas, modifiers, and fillers.

Extensive experience formulating syntactic foam cores designed to cure in-situ with carbon fiber prepreg materials.

Extensive experience with compression molding, internal bladder molding, and roll wrapping technologies.

Finite Element Analysis and its application to composites applications.

Proficient in the use of CAD/CAM software packages: 3D part and tooling design, tool path generation, CNC milling, cut-out pattern determination and programming of cutting machines.

Rhino NURBS modeling, SolidWorks, MasterCam X6, FEA, CNC vertical mill & lathe

Design and fabrication of custom manufacturing equipment.

Awarded 1st place NPE2009 International Plastics Design Competition (Recreation and Leisure Classification) June 24,2009.

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