3D Systems has a contract to design, build and deliver a Rapid Large Scale Additive Manufacturing Prototype (R-LAMP) system to the Army Research Labs; this is a metal printer with a build envelope of 1000x1000x600 mm.
Initially a Rock Hill based engineering team would design, build and test the Part Extraction system and the Powder Extraction system, and potentially other sub-systems. The Rock Hill team would be part of the system integration team, to integrate a first printer in San Diego, and then to build and integrate a second printer to be installed at the ARL Aberdeen facility.
Develop innovative designs to meet all requirements for performance, reliability, total cost of ownership, serviceability, and manufacturability
Lead design visualization efforts with 3D CAD models to explore multiple design options
Realize industrial design concept sketches in to functional and manufacturable designs
Design of plastic and metal mechanical components, mechanisms, and assemblies
Design of user interface and electrical enclosures
Detailed mechanical design using CAD tools (SolidWorks)
Create engineering package including BOM, assembly trees, parts list, etc.
Release and control engineering documentation using ECO processes
Leverage laboratory testing and field-test data to understand and manage design trade-offs
Hold mechanical technical design reviews, risk assessments, etc.
Define qualification, acceptance, and functional testing requirements for mechanical systems
Provide work and design direction for external design consultants and companies
Interface with domestic and international suppliers and contract manufacturers to procure and fabricate mechanical components
Education & Training:
BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent field
3 years of experience in Mechanical Design
Mechanical design and product development activities from concept through production
Ability to take design ownership across the full product development process from conceptual design through production
Experience designing with different metal fabrications processes like sheet metal forming, machining, extrusions, castings, and weldments
Proficiency using CAD tools (SolidWorks preferred)
Experience guiding the work of others and directly supporting third party vendors
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Experience with various thermal, shock, vibration, and ingress protection techniques and able to apply them to electronics modules and enclosure packaging
Experience with GD&T standards
Knowledge mechanical design of electronics PCB, module packaging and cabling
Familiar working with various agency standards like UL, CE, ANSI, MIL, etc.
Experience in robotics or industrial automation