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Mechanical Engineering Design Engineer

Farmington, Michigan, United States
January 10, 2017

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Pratik Kale

Farmington Hills, MI - ***** 682-***-****


5+ years of academic experience in Automobile engineering, plastic moulding, FEA & CAD TOOLS, Corrosion.

Worked as Design Engineer at TATA Motors India.

Mold design and corresponding Product design changes of complex automotive and engineering components using CAD Tool CATIA V5

(GSD, Sheet Metal Design, Part Design, Assembly Design, Drafting),and craftsmanship.

Self-motivated individual with excellent communication, problem solving, troubleshooting, and organizational skills.


Design and Analytical Tools: CATIA V5 R17, SolidWorks, MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint

Analysis Tool: NX Nastran, ANSYS (Workbench, Icepack)

Simulation Tool: MATLAB, Simulink


Tata Motors -MH, India Product Design Engineer July’12 to July’14

Designed and developed 2D and 3D drawings and specifications necessary to support the development of new products and modification of existing products.

Worked on the SEDAN car lines plastic materials designing such as, Window switches, power window switch connector, rib clips, dog houses, and bosses for screw fasteners using CATIA V5 (GSD).

Developed the plastic component from given A surface, and addressed issues such as parting line, tooling direction, draft analysis.

Successfully handled Information, Prototype and Production Release of design data for interiors for various car lines.

Ensured the design, that was developed was of high quality and executed it to meet all packaging and functional requirements.

Analyzed development process, determined root cause and suggested corrective actions.

Communicate and interact with customers, team members, and various technical disciplines.

Developed understanding of Plastic injection moulds, plastic materials properties and application, material processing, and theory of plastic design.

Shares technical knowledge with others in the team and Generates detailed, high quality technical documentation

Worked on CATIA V5 Workbenches: Generative Shape Design (GSD), Sheet Metal Design, Part Design, Assembly Design, Drafting

Ability to read, develop and understand engineering documentation (i.e. Assembly Drawings, Bills of Material, Blueprints, Dimensioning, DVP&R, FMEA, Product Releases, Product Specifications, Stack-ups/GD&T, Test Reports and Test Specifications).

Effectively worked in a team with others, and delivered presentations on the results of the researches conducted.


Masters in Mechanical Engineering GPA: 3.6 Aug’14 to May’ 16

University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, TX

Bachelors of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering GPA: 3.5 Aug’08 to May’ 12

University of Mumbai Mumbai, MH – India


Master Thesis- Mechanical Engineering Jan’15 to May’16

Thesis Topic: “A Study of Electrical Double Layer Structure over a Corroding Steel and Aluminium Surface in Sea Water”.

Investigate the interfacial structure of an electrical double layer (EDL) and provide mechanistic understanding of the formation of an EDL at a steel surface in seawater environment.

The Steel structure model is developed in CATIA V5 (Part Design and Assembly Design) and performed structural analysis using NX Nastran.

Simulation of electric double layer structure to study the charge transfer phenomenon when metal is in contact with electrolyte.

RESEARCH – UTA May’16 to Present

Parametric study of changes in chemical composition carried out by taking flux, voltage and temperature as the parameters.

Observed and analyzed the crack propagation rate and failure analysis modes at the flat surfaces, elbows and welded joint.

Automobile Engineering Project Jan’15 to May’15

Modelled V6 car engines Crankshaft component in CATIA V5 and FEA (Static Structural).

The aim of this project is to Model, analyse and compare which metal would be more practical for use in crankshaft by analysing Total Deformation and Equivalent stresses.

It is inferred from the experiment that the better material suited for designing of the crankshaft is Aluminium Alloy over Structural Steel.


Published research paper on Electricity Generation from Speed Breakers in The International Journal of Engineering and Science (IJES), volume2, issue 11, pages 25-27, 2013.

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