Steven Dodson

Freelance Engineer, Industrial Designer, & More

3482
Location:Gresham, Oregon, United States
Phone: 503-667-4100
Website: http://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-dodson-2b1b178?
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/stevendodson
1
Kudos
4.9
7 Skills
$120
Rate/Hr
I take ideas and concepts and develop them into viable, manufacturable consumer, commercial and industrial products and processes.
I've been working in this industry for nearly 30 years and specialize in "holistic design for appropriate materials and technologies", which means I carefully pick the most appropriate materials, technologies and manufacturing processes to best suit your project's needs.
My services include industrial design, electro-mechanical engineering, process and material development, design for manufacturability and assembly, electronics design and firmware; for complete concept to production design. My 3D CAD/CAE work includes mechanical and advanced surfacing. Tools include SolidWorks, Rhino, Fusion360, MasterCAM, Eagle, Altium and more.
I also build dynamic (fully-functional) prototypes for testing and Kickstarter campaigns, and help with manufacturing pilot runs and high-volume production sourcing. I have 3D printing, resin casting and CNC capabilities in-house.
I have worked on everything from furniture, automation, genetic imaging systems, high-performance automotive products, commercial appliances, consumer goods, medical devices, process innovation and more.
Other design firms charge $150-$250/hour and waste your money on high-rent offices and ineffective project management. I don't gouge or charge for high-rent offices. I offer a free phone consultation and low-cost general consultation. Happy to sign your NDA so I can review your project in detail. You can hire me by the hour for consultation and design, or for the complete project. No empty promises and you own what you pay for. I have worked on projects all over the US and abroad, and can travel when necessary.