I have a Bachelors Degree in Aerospace Engineering and a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering. For over 40 years I have held a wide variety of engineering responsibilities in the design, build, test, and operations of numerous spacecraft missions.
Automated Apollo Skylab flight planning
Lead engineering roles on multiple unmanned space programs ranging from the 1970's to the recent Mars Insight Lander.
Member of the first Space Shuttle certification team.
At about the time I retired, quality 3D printers became affordable for the individual. Suddenly I was able to quickly design and fabricate plastic and rubber parts required to restore my vintage cars. Although I still had to farm out the job of making metal parts to machinists, being able to make a plastic prototype at home significantly reduced the risk of going straight to fabricating a part in metal. After a while, I began designing and making parts for friends. The size of the projects quickly grew until I was designing projects as large as a full-scale 46,000-gallon replica wooden water tank to support the restoration of the historic DSP&P rail yard n Como, Colorado.
Today I focus my CAD work on helping individuals and small businesses to turn project ideas into reality. In addition to working with established companies, over the past year I have designed stock for two startups to get their businesses off the ground. This was a rewarding experience for both myself and these customers. My rates are very affordable. Every customer is provided a timesheet that is updated after each significant design step. The timesheet provides the customer with continuing confidence in both progress and expenses. I am located in Morrison, Colorado, in the foothills just west of Denver. To discuss your project and to answer your questions, please email me at RaptorCAD@comcast.net