Mechanical Engineering / Product Design - I can manage all aspects of product development including, but not limited to mechanical design, documentation (BOM's and GeoTol drawings), and fabrication implementation. I can develop and maintain time lines, budgets, as well as vendor sourcing (including China). Software tools include SolidWorks and AutoCAD Inventor, etc., for aluminum extrusion, zinc / white metal and plastic injection molding parts, as well as sheet metal.
|More work for Ergonomic Products. Focus has been to improve the existing product line, introduce Wall Built-in Delivery and media workstations, etc.|
|Packaging, not the sexiest use of product design skills, but it's sure a good test of them (not to mention the SolidWorks skills). This past year I've been supporting a thermoplastics company designing dustcovers for machined parts.|
|LED lighting for a new startup, VirginLights.com. Shown here is a 2" retofit wallwash LED designed around Xicato components.|
|Summer of 2012, finished designing Healthcare Lighting products for Architectural Lighting Systems. Shown is a rendering of a 4 function head wall T5 Fluorescent bed light (ambient light, reading light, exam light and nurse / chart light)|
|Healthcare Product Design -
Dental Delivery cart designed for Ergonomic Products. This was the first delivery platform in the dental industry to address the dental assistants / hygienists primary work zones. Started with operational sequence videos, developed design criteria, built the prototypes and implemented production.
|LED lighting project for Navistar, the maker if International Trucks. This lighting device is used to illuminate a corporate logo on the door of the truck.|
|As for that rumor I worked for NASA, it is true! Back in the 80's I worked for ILS Space Systems in Houston TX at the NASA complex. I worked with the team developing the habitation module for the Space Station and later worked on hand tools for the Shuttle program.|
|Now for something just for the heck of it, me playing with DVD viewing product concepts.||So, when I'm not making a ton of money for other people consulting, what do I do?|
|I develop safety plans and egress maps, (good use for that AutoCAD license -|
|Older / other portfolio stuff|
|I sell Form-Z software -|
|Can I help you with your project? All it takes is a phone call or email to find out. I look forward to your challenging project.
- Peter van Colen
|and I take photographs -|
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