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ABOUT ME: BACKGROUND & SPECIALTIES


ThIS is a quick about me, a list of services I PROVIDE along with my background & specialties:

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. 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 and rendering gigs & the opportunity to globally grow my network. After searching for what seemed like forever I finally got an internship working for an engineering consulting firm (MJ Engineering) The internship went wonderful & I worked there for the next for 4 ½ years. Designing and making drawings for a wide variety of items. My next role was in Tennessee at MSC Manufacturing; designing, building, assembling and testing custom automation/production machinery. As business got less busy I was let go to create POHL3D; my venture back into the world of CAD consulting. Here are some of the skills, specialties and services I have to offer:

  • CONCEPTING & DESIGN:
    SEE YOUR IDEA COME TO LIFE 1ST IN 3D CAD, 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 AND SCRAP MATERIAL.
  • 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. (FANUC, ABB)
  • 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.