Research and development of 3d scanners and accessory hardware.  Worked with customer, production, and vendors to create a stand-alone kiosk dual 3d foot scanner used to create custom foot orthotics from our partner business.  While keeping up with development and production of the kiosk, I led efforts to bring manufacturing in-house.  In conjunction with the software team, I designed and built an automated calibration station that would allow the calibration and verification of a scanner engine in one location.   A modified Stewart-Gough platform was designed and 3d printed to allow for robust calibration along with a linear rail for the engine to move through the different steps involved.


  • Mechanical Research and Development
  • Hands-on Prototyping of concepts
  • Mechanical Designs (Onshape / Solidworks)
  • DFM / DFA to keep part costs down
  • Creating Drawings and Maintaining Revision Control
  • Sourcing new parts w/ previous and new vendors
  • Worked daily with Production team to troubleshoot and improve scanner production


  • Successfully adapted the previously designed single foot scanner to allow for two feet simultaneously
  • Developed the kiosk hardware to allow a person to easily and safely step up onto the scanner and interact with the touch screen computer.
  • Supported legacy hardware
  • Worked to streamline calibration of scanner sub-assemblies
  • Initially implemented Solidworks PDM (Included in license package) then switched entirely to Onshape browser based cad and document management system.
  • Took first step to bringing part manufacturing in-house by researching and purchasing a cnc router table to handle reworking inventory.