Van Riet MHS B.V.
Van Riet Material Handling Systems B.V. develops systems for the sorting of parcels and tires for customers worldwide.
As mechanical engineer I worked on various machines like conveyors, tire flippers, sorters, spiral infeeds, supports and side guides.
I gained good experience with modelling helical shapes for sheet metal parts, the use of parameters and constraints to create customizable models and the fast way to create variants of models with the help of excel (iParts).
Tools used: AutoCAD, Inventor, Vault (PDM), Demo3D and BAAN (ERP).
Busschers Staalwerken B.V.
Busschers Staalwerken B.V. develops systems for the sorting of industrial waste.
As mechanical engineer I have worked on various machines like conveyors, sorting drums and wind-shifters.
I gained good experience in modelling sheets (rectangular to round shaped chutes) and workshop oriented drawings.
I took lead in the implementation of HELiOS by ISD Group (Product Data Management). That meant to put all the technical data in specified workflows and classify by attributes to optimize re-usability.
Tools used: AutoCAD, HiCAD, HELiOS (PDM) and Datawin (ERP).
BAAT Medical B.V.
BAAT Medical B.V. develops implants, orthoses and surgical instrumentation for the medical industry.
As mechanical engineer I worked on various products like pedicle screws, vertebral cages and incision clamps.
I gained good experience with modelling of complex curved surfaces, FEM-analysis to point critical stress areas, the importance of validating use analysis via prototypes and the process of combining the best of creative concepts.
Tools used: SolidWorks and CosmosWorks (FEM), 3D-printing.
Indes B.V. develops products for medical care and consumers.
As mechanical engineer I worked on various products like a hospital bed for children, an electrical bike and an air inflatable bed.
I gained good experience with user-centered design (UCD), use- and user tests, FMEA (Failure Mode Effect Analysis) and costs reducing engineering.
CAD models and drawings
In this section about CAD, I want to show some various models I made. Note complex surface modelling, sectional views in 3D, exploded views and assemblies with multiple-use-parts.
As mechanical engineer, the making of a prototype can be of great value. A prototype can be used and tested by different users to get valuable input, which then could be implemented in the design before going into detail engineering or production.
Designing starts with an idea. Ideas can take form and shape so rapidly in our minds, that sketching them on paper is a useful skill.