Providence, Rhode Island | January 2015 - April 2018
Ximedica is a medical device design consultancy that brings products from an idea to a market launch. I joined Ximedica as an Associate Mechanical Engineer and was promoted within my first year to the role of Mechanical Engineer.
During my 3.5 years at Ximedica, I worked on a range of products including a surgical robot system, connected health devices, and implantables. I drove projects and tasks on my own and collaborated with and managed teams of designers, researchers, engineers and external vendors. Together with my product team I ran and participated in brainstorm sessions to design products starting from the seed of an idea. I researched new and existing technologies and created the mechanical and housing design of each product in Solidworks. I prototyped subsystems and products using 3D printing, machining (internally by me or externally by a vendor) and sometimes hacking together assemblies using foamcore, cardboard, and other materials. On each project, I would constantly test the product or subassemblies to the functional requirements, building up to validation and verification testing to submit to the FDA. I designed products for manufacturing, transitioning from rapid prototyping methods to CNC machining, plastic and metal injection molding, and assembly by manufacturing operators.
All of the work that I completed at Ximedica is under NDA with individual clients. Please refer to Ximedica's website for examples of the company's work and approach to engineering and design.