Piton Engineering

Mechanical Engineer Consultant

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Management Abilities:

  • 30 years of experience as a mechanical engineer consultant
  • Provide & manage industrial design and PCB design services
  • Project budgets & scheduling
  • Management of rapid prototyping and assembly
  • Component engineering
  • Vendor sourcing

Donald Graham

Donald Graham

Design Abilities:

  • Mechanical design of electronic instruments
  • Conceptual, thermal, structural and detailed design
  • Design for manufacturability and assembly
  • Design for environment; high/low temp, high altitude, shock, vibration, EMC
  • Design to UL safety standards
  • Human factor design for control panels and displays
  • Integration of industrial design
  • Sheet metal, milled & lathed part design
  • Extrusion spec & design
  • Plastic part design: injection molded, compression molded, RIM, structural foam, thermoformed, insert & over-molding, interface with mold maker
  • Casting design: sand, V-process, investment, and die castings
  • Mechanical design of cables and harnesses: custom raw cable, semi-rigid cables, ribbon & discrete wire harnesses, over-molded strain reliefs
  • Mechanical design of PCBs, backplanes, flex circuits; outline, mounting, & connector placement; source/design component heat sinks
  • Misc design: die cut, P/M, weldments, dip brazings, shipping containers, reverse engineering, connectorized RF component layout, interconnect schemes
  • Component selection of adhesives, fasteners, coatings, EMI gaskets, springs, labels, fans, shock mounts, connectors, switches, knobs, handles,
  • CAD: SolidWorks, Autocad, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop
  • Drafting: fab, assy, SCD, interconnect diagrams, MIL-STD-100, ANSI Y14.5, GD&T

Analysis & Testing Abilities:

  • Mechanical integration; prototyping; resolve problems and identify opportunities
  • Thermal hand calculations & testing
  • Spec and tailor shock and vibration requirements, manage testing

Cross-Functional Support Abilities:

  • Bill of materials and component engineering
  • Parts & services procurement
  • Cost reduction studies
  • Manage low-qty turnkey production
  • Expert witness experience
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