Member since: June 1, 2012
I am presently 61 years old. I have been in the machining trades since 9th grade when I took my 1st machineshop class.
I was a machinist in the Army; I got out and went to Houston Texas, where I worked on oil field products before moving back to California.
Since then I have worked in aerospace from the canopies to the protyping of flight articles, tooling, or test specimens for destruction to derive a load number at Northrop Aircraft. While there, I have worked in tool Design for production of the airframe components; on a drafting board and became acquainted with Catia, a CADCAM computerized drafting software system. Later I worked at Rocketdyne in the R&D Department and then transfered to the Jig Bore Room where I worked on both three and five axis machined parts, and the main injectors for the Space Shuttle.
Since then, I completed two patents for a Three Flute Self Centering Spade Drill and its adaptor to previous technology. I pursued the design, testing, and production to finished components before running out of finances.
Since that time, I have spent eight years in the transportation industry, where I gained my background in the fuel and engine issues of trucking and transportation, before returning to manufacturing and the development of this engine design while in retraining in Digital Design. This was during the economic downturn of 2009-2011 at the local community college.
Formerly, Senior Member , Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Certificate in Manufacturing Engineering, UCLA, CA
Associate of Arts Degree