Standish, MI 48658
Special Machine Tool Design Engineer: AutoCad 2020 & SolidWorks 2018 with PDM.
Experiences designing high precision high production powertrain equipment: large dial machines, assembly equipment, pallet type machines, crankshaft machines, lift and carry machines, (3) position transfer machines, free transfer machines, slant beds, Vertical (2) Spindle (3 & 5 axis) lathe machines, camshafts, deep hole gun drilling, engine test stands, transmission leak test equipment, power-wrench assemblies, and EOA tooling for Robots & high precision (ABEC 7) spindles with optional drawbars and thru coolant.
Over 30 years experience project management and designing and re-tooling work holding fixtures for cylinder heads, axels, engine blocks, transmission cases, crankshafts, camshafts, bearing blocks, connecting rods, intake and exhaust manifolds, differentials. Experienced for selecting thrust & radial bearings, sizing gears (spur & helical), servomotors, and hydraulic and pneumatic material handling applications.
Experienced designing fabrications, such as, large modular bases, integral bases, and wing bases, large columns, hydraulic/pneumatic clamping fixtures, and bearing slides. Other design experiences include: transfer bar assemblies, transfer drive assemblies, pallet registries, pallet fixtures, tombstone fixtures, probe assemblies, part orientation assemblies, load/unload assist, angular compound columns with slide assist, tombstone fixtures, modular conveyors, special bases using aluminum extrusions. I designed way type slides and guide bar assemblies. Many years designing gear trains for multi-spindle boring and drill heads, tap heads, and milling heads. My expertise is designing spindle drives using Fanuc servomotors.
20 years Tooling Supervisor/Project Engineering experienced. Responsibilities include; engineering meetings, controls line-ups, customer approval meetings, attended meetings for continuous improvement process, validate designs meet customer specifications, controlling time cycles, designs meet company standards, on time and within company budget. I directed in-house and outside design vendors with new product lines. Experience also includes liaison between manufacturing and engineering departments.
Created Tool Designs, such as: milling cutters with index-able inserts, rotary cutting tools, perishable tooling, conventional type tooling and quick-change tooling, adapters, 3 jaw chucks, and all servomotors. Made trips to customer plants such as; GM Tonawanda, Detroit Diesel, Cummins, and GM Flint Engine Plant, GM Flint Motors, Pontiac Motors, Massey Ferguson and Chrysler.
Experiences include designing multiple spindle drill heads for drilling, reaming, taping, boring and gun drilling. Heads consist of single deck and double deck gear trains. ABEC Spindles for quick-change tooling. I have designed deep-hole gun drilling assemblies for camshafts and cylinder head valve seats. Design milling spindles with drawbars using rotary type cylinders and thru spindle coolant system. Designed precision ABEC 7&9 boring spindles. Experiences also include designing special transmissions or gearbox reducers for controlling speeds and torque. Experienced designing tool layouts with block tooling or rotary type tooling with quick-change features. Experienced designing bushing plates, close couple tooling, designed "pick and place" assemblies using ball screws and rack & pinion designs with servomotor drives. Experienced designing "EOA" tooling for robots using parallel or radial type grippers. Expert at applying GD&T tolerances to machined surfaces.
Pyxis Technologies July 2017 thru Sept 2019
Plymouth, MI 48170
Designed and detailed assembly machines. Designed backlash and bearing torque test. Designed subassemblies such as pallets, clamping plates, bases, tooling, and wrenches for Dana Toledo and Dana Gyor. Convert drawings to Solidworks.
ATD Engineering & Machine LLC__ AuGres, MI 48703
March 2016 to February 2017
designed complete Auto Pour Machine for foundry industry. Solidworks 2016.
Epic Equipment & Engineering__ Shelby, MI
January 2014 to March 2016
Designed part identification station using cameras and sensors.
Designed stations for torque down multiple spindles using rotary torque sensors. Used SolidWorks.
ATW __Livonia, MI
November 2013 to January 2014
Designed & retooled pallet automation drawings. Designed new brackets (weldments) for mounting control panels in balcony, retooled assemblies showing new part present switches and control panel locations. Used Solidworks 2016
Bay Cast Technologies, Bay City Oct 2012 to October 2013
Duties include design and manufacture "Ingersoll '5' Axis Gantry Machine" complete with electrical/hydraulic/pneumatic schematics and mechanical drawings. SolidWorks 2016
Cellular Concepts__ Detroit, MI
June 2011 to October 2011
Duties included designing, detailing, and checking customer drawings for milling machines. I designed special bases with JIC mountings, I designed work-holding fixtures, and special slides with guarding to keep coolant off floor. I converted AutoCAD drawings to Solidworks 2016.
B&K _Fenton, MI
February 2009 to June 2011
Designed and detailed new conveyor system and overhead power wrench assemblies for transmission assembly line. AutoCAD
US Manufacturing Warren, MI
June 2008 to February 2009
Duties include retooling and revising tooling drawings, retooled part-welding fixtures for welding line, created new part process sheets for new customer programs, designed Robot ‘End of Arm Tooling’ for material handling. Designed new operators assist assembly for part load and unload station. Design part hex packing fixtures for shipping purposes. Used Solidworks and AutoCAD.
Madison Heights, MI 2006 to 2008
Designed, detailed, and checked machining systems for MAG Technologies, designed work holding fixtures for cylinder heads, blocks, and transmission housings, such as, large fabs, center bases, wing bases, designed compound vertical and angular columns and slides with servo motor drives. Designed special drives with gear reducers, belt and pulleys, part rotate assemblies, station cuts, machine layouts, idle fixture stations, bushing plates, drill heads, ABEC 7 Precision Spindles, transfer bar lift assemblies, and machine time lines. Used AutoCAD and SolidWorks.
Kennedy-Western University – 4.0 GPA
1987 to 1989
Mechanical Engineering Technologies
Education Direct - 4.0 GPA
1985 to 1987
Oakland Community College – 3.8 GPA
Auburn Hills, MI
January 1982 to January 1984
Design standards, Solidworks, ball screws, mechanical drives, spindle drives, metal removal machines, clamping fixtures, fabrications, casting design, station layouts, sizing of hydraulic/pneumatic cylinders, spindle design ABEC 7, tolerancing ( ADVANCE GD&T) (10+ years)
Integrated differential steering actuator
Publication number: 200********
Abstract: A differential steering actuator including an input shaft, an output shaft, a motor in operable communication with a vehicle sensor and a differential gear element, wherein the differential gear element is communicated with the input shaft, and the motor so as to translate motion of the input shaft into motion of the output shaft.
Integrated differential steering actuator (#200********)
Filed: June 6, 2002
Publication date: December 11, 2003
(2) Record of Inventions and Advance level GD&T certification thru Delphi February 2002