Cosmetic & mechanical new product design and development from concept to market.
3D Printing & Design
I have used Lightwave™ 3D software by Newtek for the past 12 years for CAD design. Lightwave™ is my native 3D design software but I have also used, AutoDesk, Rhino, 3D Studio Max, and Blender. My strengths are in modeling and rending. I also have moderate skills in texturing, lighting, animation, physics and environmentals. I have used these skills for graphic high-resolution prints, 3d web media and video animation. I have also taken these skills and applied them to product design and prototyping. I have been able to prototype 3d products by learning additive manufacturing with a Makerbot® Replecator™ 2 3D printer.
With these 3D CAD skills I have had many opportunities to redesign products and create new ones that have been successfully manufactured and sold to market for many years. I have created laser sighting systems, riflescopes, spotting scopes, binoculars, optical sights, safes, control panels and mounting systems. I have two patents from this design work one design patent for a new reticle sight and an advanced utility patent that I designed and wrote for a pivoting mounting system. I have also used my 3D skills many times for trade show booth concepts and point of purchase product displays.
3D CAD Skills:
- Lightwave 3D Software
- Modeling for graphics and STL 3D printing
- 3D Printing Additive Manufacturing
- 3D Point Of Purchase Display Concepts
- Makerbot Replicator 3D Printer
- Animation and rendering
- Product Design
- Print & Video Graphics
- Lighting & Texturing
- Scene Setup