Hi, my name is Adam Pohl and I offer Design & Drafting Consulting.
Please get in CONTACT with me today to see how I might be able to help.
Services include but are not limited to: Mechanical & Machine Design / Jig & Fixtures /
3D Modelling / 2D Drafting / Project Management / Product Development / Reverse Engineering / Rapid Prototyping / 2D to 3D Conversion / Photo-realistic Rendering / SolidWorks Tutoring / Automation / Animations & Design Assistance.
I grew up on a farm where I learned a lot from my grandpa about how the equipment worked, how to keep it running & the value of hard work. My first job was at a construction/excavating company where I really took an interest in mechanics, fabrication & machine design. I took drafting in 8th grade and really loved the class. I took two more years of vocational education during high school and I knew I wanted to be a mechanical designer.
Upon completion of my associates in Computer Aided Design, I started immediately looking for ways to sharpen my skills and gain experience in mechanical design. I was active in forums and started to build an online profile on GrabCAD sharing models I had done in school and some I had done for the practice in reverse engineering and modeling. In its early days the website also acted as a design outsourcing marketplace and I was assigned several small design/rendering gigs & the opportunity to globally grow my network.
After searching for what seemed like forever I got an internship working for an engineering consulting firm in Columbus, OH; MJ Engineering. The internship went great & I worked there for the next for 4 ½ years. Designing and making drawings for a wide variety of items. Our main business was in Robotics, Mining Equipment & Engineering Consulting. My next role took me to Tennessee for MSC Manufacturing; designing, building, assembling and testing custom automated production equipment. 2 years later; as business got less busy, I was let go to create POHL3D; my venture back into the world of CAD consulting. Shortly thereafter my main client decided to hire me and I joined Emcore Corporation as a Designer/Drafter II specializing in Jigs & Fixtures. I was with Emcore for 2 years learning valuable skills along the way such as Designing for Additive Manufacturing (3D Print: FDM, SLA, SLS) Manufacturing Engineering & Systems Test Engineering.
I left in July 2021 to pursue passion projects with POHL3D. Here are some of the skills, specialties and services I have to offer:
- CONCEPTUALIZING & DESIGN:
SEE YOUR IDEA COME TO LIFE! 1ST IN CAD, AS A 3D MODEL. THEN GET YOUR GET YOUR PARTS IN HAND.
- COST EFFECTIVE RAPID PROTOTYPING:
WORK WITH MACHINE SHOPS, FABRICATORS, 3D PRINTING VENDORS, WATER-JET/LASER COMPANIES, WHATEVER IS THE BEST CHOICE FOR REDUCING COST OF PRODUCT.
- 2D TO 3D:
CONVERT AUTOCAD DRAWINGS, PDFS, NAPKIN SKETCHES, PHOTOGRAPHS & MEASUREMENTS INTO 3D MODELS.
- REVERSE ENGINEERING:
RETROFITTING OLD EQUIPMENT OR CREATING NEW PRODUCTS BASED ON PREVIOUS DESIGNS.
- DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURING:
UTILIZE LEAN MANUFACTURING AND BULK ORDERS TO MAKE THE MOST ECONOMICAL PARTS; INJECTION MOLDING, CNCS FOR MASS PRODUCING.
- AUTOMATION, MACHINE DESIGN & ROBOTICS:
EXPERIENCE CREATING PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT, OPERATOR FRIENDLY MACHINES & ROBOT LAYOUTS W/ END OF ARM TOOLING.
- TOOLING, JIGS & FIXTURES:
EXTENSIVE WORK DESIGNING CUSTOM TOOLS, JIGS AND FIXTURES NEEDED TO SPEED UP PRODUCTION, AID IN ASSEMBLY AND INCREASE REPEATABILITY AND QUALITY.
- PROFESSIONAL DRAFTING SERVICES:
CAD DRAFTING AND REVISIONING. ASSEMBLY DRAWINGS. PART PRINTS FOR PRODUCTION. (CSWPA-DT)
- SHEET METAL AND WELDMENT DESIGN:
COVERS/SHROUDS/ENCLOSURES, TABLES, STANDS, WELDED STRUCTURES, FRAMES, WELDMENT JIGS.