When I graduated many moons ago, my first role was with a mechanical engineering design consultancy. Since then, I have provided a fusion of industrial design and mechanical engineering services. The two are very closely linked and are essential for the production of any physical product.
Any commercially viable product requires a great degree of practicality when it comes to design and development, as well as a thorough understanding of all the costs involved. I have managed design projects for several years.
I often work as part of a team, usually alongside electronics engineers, mechanical engineers, physicists, graphic designers, and machine operators, to ensure a smooth transition at each stage of product development.
I've selected a few projects I have worked on to create short case studies that outline some of the design complexities and methodology.
A high-end wall mounted lighting control unit designed with modularity in mind and customisation during installation.
A scalable patient entertainment terminal (based on an 18.5" display) with various I/O's and a corresponding handset controller.
A portable pre-clinical PET unit designed for integration with MRI. Several configurations were created, each with different specifications.
Designed for a business start up, this cordless foam cutter was the first of its kind allowing sculpters the freedom to carve without the interference of cables.