Hi there, welcome to my profile. After graduating from The University of Sydney with an honors degree in Mechanical Engineering I was employed as a Design engineer for a research and development company called Allpro Engineering. In this capacity I
Hi there, welcome to my profile. After graduating from The University of Sydney with an honors degree in Mechanical Engineering I was employed as a Design engineer for a research and development company called Allpro Engineering. In this capacity I took on many opportunities to design and model complicated articulated mechanisms that were often highly customized to suit a particular purpose on a production line producing food, beverages or pharmaceuticals. After modeling large assemblies, I was responsible for producing detailed 2D drawings with enough information to successfully manufacture each component. A huge benefit of working in the position was that I liaised with the machinists responsible for manufacturing the components, enabling me to gain an understanding of professional machining practices.
Our clients at Allpro included Mars, Nestle and Goodman Fielder, all large-scale food producers. Hence, the reliability of these systems was of upmost importance as any failure could result in very costly downtime or contamination of products. To improve reliability, FEA and design optimization was used to ensure longevity and consumer safety.
My role during the design of several machines required the designation of numerous pneumatic and electro-mechanical actuators. Furthermore, large AC motors and drive trains were also detailed for particular purposes.
I love taking on freelance work as it allows me to collaborate with imaginative and passionate people from a wide number of fields. I am a hard working, trustworthy engineer with excellent communication skills, ensuring that you get the results you want, when you want them. I have worked with many CAD suites including products from Autodesk, Solidworks and 3D systems.
If you wish to see a portfolio of my work, I have a personal portfolio set up at tomcroston.weebly.com.
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