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.