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Bob A. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jun 6, 2013

Bob A.

Experienced mechanical design
   United States
  |   Lenexa, KS

Overview

I specialize in rapid turn around of design services in all phases of product development - concept through production. I have over 24 years experience in medical, industrial and defense applications. My experience in manufacturing results in lower production costs without sacrificing functionality. Rapid prototyping of the product is available. Alternatively, 3D computer models can be sent to you for viewing with a free viewer.

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Oct 19, 2012|Mechanical|Private|Completed
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Aug 14, 2012|Contract Manufacturing|Private|Completed
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4.7
Apr 8, 2012|Product Design|Private|Working
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Mar 26, 2012|Product Design|Private|Completed
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Portfolio

Ball valve latches in either closed or open position with simple motion.
Tailgate tables which are inserted into a trailer hitch. Tables are folded up for...
Laptop stand which can be used on table top or while lying in bed.
Veterinary osteotomy surgical tool - joint repair

Skills (3)

Tested
Mechanical Design
Plastic Part Design
MS Office Software

Service Description

EMPLOYMENT/ EDUCATION
Medical Devices: Companies include Siemens Medical Division, Bayer (formerly Chiron Diagnostics), Beckman-Coulter and Baxter Healthcare. Products have included fluidic systems and mechanisms for such product lines as Centaur (immunoassay instrument), GenX (cell counting instrument) and Alex (mobile blood collection instrument). Designs included mechanism design, plastic parts (injection molding, blow molding, roto-molding and machining), sheetmetal, metal machining, rapid prototyping, fluidic and pneumatic systems, valve design and system integration.

Industrial Devices: Companies include: Civacon (valves and couplings for transportation of gasoline and diesel fuels); Hydraforce (industrial hydraulic valves and manifolds); Mensor (high pressure/high accuracy pneumatic pressure transducers and regulators). Designs included mechanism design, metal casting, metal machining, material compatibility studies, rapid prototyping and manufacturing process improvement.

Defense: Companies include: Sceptor Industries (detection of chemical and microbial airborne particles); General Dynamics (design of turrets for light armored vehicles). Designs included mechanism design, castings, fluidic design, sheetmetal, welding, rapid prototyping and system integration.

University of Texas at Austin: Masters in Mechanical Engineering, 1985.



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Education

University of Texas at Austin
Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering
1982 - 1985

Keywords

New Product Development
Casting
Plastic Part Design
Sheetmetal Design
Rapid Prototyping
CAD
Mechanisms
DFMA
Pro Engineer
Solid Works
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