martin Mechanical Engineeranthony +44 (0) 79 8469 3139 email@example.com April 2011nilsson m.a.n
“…what inspires me is the creation of designs which really do make the world a better place”.From an early age I have always been captivated by engineering and design and the mechanics of how things fuse together to createworks which are both aesthetically pleasing and highly functional. It was this passion which saw me undertake a tertiary education inMechanical Engineering and then pursue a career the field.In 2008 I joined a sheet metal fabrication, manufacturing and design company in Cape Town which offered both a position ofresponsibility and exposure to clients which enabled me to become a highly capable and proficient designer, engineer anddraughtsman.Understanding the needs of a client and being able to produce both the design and manufacture to suit has given me great satisfactionand has increased my hunger to make my next move to the next challenging position to demonstrate my abilities.Outside of the workplace I have sought sanctuary from my interest in engineering from cars and remote controlled hobbies; not onlyhave I completely rebuilt the engine on my car and serviced and upgraded many of the parts but I have also serviced and repairedfriends cars, installed countless car radio and sound systems and assisted a friend on a project Caterham kit car. I have also had agreat interest in radio controlled hobbies (Planes, helicopters and cars) and have worked for a year and a half in the industry and havehad many models my own recreation and repairing.I think what inspires me is the creation of designs which really do make the world a better place, things which you can really can getexcited about. It is these world changing designs, designs such as the internal combustion and jet engine; bullet train and maglevtrain; to the Millau Viaduct bridge, which inspires me to progress further in my field of engineering design to be in a position to createor be apart of such a design myself.Over the next fourteen pages you will get a taste of the projects that I have worked on overthe last three years, which I hope will demonstrate my abilities.Martin A. Nilsson
Exploded View Assembly Client: BP and Wild Bean Café Brief: To design a wall mounted illuminated flex-face sign for Wild Bean Café – aI initially designed this sign to be illuminated via a string of LED lights to provide an efficient whole café which operates outlife cost, however through a Value Management exercise the client wanted the most economic of all BP service stationssolution; I redesigned the sign to be illuminated with eight fluorescent tubes to fulfil the clients in and around Southrequirements. Other challenges included designing a quick release front panel to replace burnt out Africa.tubes and designing brackets to hold the ballasts. Since the initial project, BP Garages increased theirorder to have the sign rolled out to all new and refurbished Cafes across South Africa. Final Product
3D Computer Design The first challenge I had with this project was the time given by BP to design and complete the sign which had to be ready for the ribbon cutting opening ceremony of Client: BP the new Technology Centre which the sign Brief: To design an aerofoil would be in full view profile shaped sign to be of all the top BP placed at the entrance to directors. the BP Technology Centre in Kyalami Johannesburg.Final product before vinyling Even though the final size, shape Initial concept Drawing and finish of the sign was critical it was left up to me to design the sign cost effectively and within a tight deadline which meant it also had to be easy to manufacture. I designed this one-off bespoke sign to consist of: • a bolt cage; which is submerged in concrete underground. • an inner frame; to give it rigidity, and • outer cladding; to create the final aerofoil shape. The final vinyl covering with the BP logo was done on site in Kyalami Johannesburg.
Final Design and Installation The design started with the division of tasks; I decided on taking up the task of designing the ‘BP express’, ‘BP Ultimate’, and ‘Wild Bean’ panels of the pylon. The challenge in this project was matching the design of the panels to fit the frame - which was still in the design process - and the attachment brackets to the frame. The 14 meter pylon was designed first because this project unfortunately was also to be designed to a tight schedule before the opening of a new station along the national N2 highway near Sir Lowry’s Pass in the Western Cape. Client: BP Brief: To work in a team of 4 to design a 14 meter and 7 meter high BP Pylon with LED Pricing panelsThe design took longerthan expected leaving analmost impossible manu-facturing time. This iswhen I took on the role offabricator/ assembler/manufacturing manager inthe workshop for a coupleof weeks to ensure themanufacture and deliveryof this project on time.
Local Newspaper Clipping Drawing View Client: Cape Winelands District Municipality I was initially briefed in this project by being given samples of the various computer components that were going to be used in the kiosk, and was asked to design a free standing kiosk to Brief: To design an internet accommodate these components. Continued…. kiosk for the Cape Winelands District 3D Design and exploded View municipality aimed at providing internet facilities to the underprivileged farm workers of the District community.
The components which I had to design First Prototype this kiosk around included a stainless steel waterproof keyboard and touchpad mouse, a 15” Samsung flat screen, a small computer casing which housed a dual core processor and modem and a UPS battery pack. Using these components, it was important that the design of the free standing kiosk was ergonomically suited to accommodate both a person of average height as well as a wheel chair bound individual. Client: Cape Winelands District Final Prototype MunicipalityThe client gave me a lot of flexibility in the design of thiskiosk as they were not set on the ‘look’ of the final Brief:. To design an internetproduct. After a couple of sketches, the design you see kiosk for the Capehere was approved and 25 of these kiosks were installed Winelands Districtin and around the Cape Winelands District area. municipality aimed at providing internet Final Production facilities to the underprivileged farm workers of the District community.
The criteria for this sign were that it had to be illuminated Final Productand accommodate an A0 aluminium advertising snap Client: ACSAframe. In the design I wanted to stay away from weldingand fabricating as much as possible to keep the overallassembly time of the final product to a minimum, this also Brief: To design an illuminatedresulted in a more cost effective method which the client advertising board forwas very appreciative of. Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) to be placed 3D design and exploded View in all airports around South Africa. The final sign was a bolt together design. All the bolt-together components were also symmetrical from left to right reducing the parts list and easing assembly.
Computer DesignI had to design the pump island surround according to the Exel specifications. The concept was tolay the surround on the site and fill it with concrete creating the surround on which the pump will Client: Exel Service Stationbe placed. The challenge with the project was that the finished component was seven meters inlength and there was a fear of it warping under the weight of the concrete. It therefore neededsufficient supports which would not interfere with the inner workings of the pump. I created a Brief: To design a brusheddesign which incorporated strategically placed triangular supports on either end to overcame this. stainless steel ‘pump island surround’ for all the new Exel Service Final Product station sites ,as well as refurbished sites, in and around South Africa.
3D designed components Client: In House Design Brief: Completely redesign the cool drink can dispenser and modify the design of the refrigeration unit of the 3rd prototype vending machine, a machine designed and built at SPT to be their flagship product.This project was started in 2007 as an internally developed vending machine to approach thevending machine market as the only vending machine designed and built in South Africa. Thedesign brief was to create a state of the art refrigerated vending machine that could vend cans ofcool drinks as well as confectionaries, able to accept bank notes as well as currency, have GSMcapabilities so the machines owner could check stock with a mobile phone and the final machinewas to compete pricewise with the Chinese and Italian vending machine market - where majorityof the South African Vending machines being sold in South Africa were coming from. Continued….
Can Dispensing Unit I took over the role of design engineer two years into the project before the 3rd prototype was built. As there were glitches in the soft drink can dispensing units and the Refrigeration unit, it was my task to redesign, build and test these components until they ran perfectly for the 3rd prototype machine. The new redesigned can-dispensing unit was a completely new and bespoke design that basically used 3 main sheet metal components pop riveted together resulting in a component that was 5 times less expensive and more reliable with than the dispenser unit on the 2nd prototype. 3rd Prototype Client: In House Design Brief: Completely redesign the cool drink can dispenser and modify the design of the refrigeration unit ofRefrigeration Unit the 3rd prototype vending machine, a machine designed and built at SPT to be their flagship product.
I based the design on the theory ofComputer Design taking the dispensing spirals, already in use in the confectionary trays of the large main vending machine, and attaching them to mechanical rotary coin acceptors (in use with bouncing ball or gum ball vending machines) thereby allowing the dispense of products only after the correct amount of change was inserted in the coin acceptor. I then designed a wall mounted lockable display cabinet with a coin box and Client: In House Design product dispensing chute that housed 5 of these spirals allowing the dispense of 5 different products. Brief: To design a confectionary, wall mounted vending machine for use in venues with limited electricity supply.This machine could then beplaced almost anywherevending products at a fractionof the price to the owner thanthe standard vending machine,but its limited to ambienttemperature confectionary
Computer Design and colour scheme Client: City of Cape Town Brief: To design an illuminated sign for Cape Town’s new IRT (Integrated Rapid Transit system) Bus Stations. The signs were to be placed at all the new bus stations in and around Cape Town.I had to design a sign made of sheet metal cladding to cover Shield Designexisting poles already designed by architects and alreadyinstalled on 14 sites.The challenge with this project was the fact that after thedesign of the sign was finished to a tolerance of 2 or 3mm, itwas found that the architects had as much as a 20 millimetretolerance in some of the critical sign attachment points overthe 14 sites that were measured. Continued…
Final Product Client: City of Cape Town Municipality Brief: To design an illuminated sign for Cape Towns new IRT (Integrated Rapid Transit system) Bus Stations . The signs were to be placed at all the new bus stations in and around Cape Town.The brackets holding the sign in place had to therefore be alot more adjustable with large slotted holes in order toovercome the large tolerance, and filler plates had to bedesigned to fill gaps cause by this excessive adjustmenttherefore making each sign fit each pole uniquely.
I sketched and modelled this rotary Client: Drew for my own engine to better understand the Wankel interest in my own rotary internal combustion cycle and time. better understand the drawing of the rotary casing using an Epitrochoid curve. Brief: Drew a working 3D model of the Wankel Rotary Engine in Solid Works 2010.But after a couple of weeks of modelling I got a bitcarried away and ended up modelling everythingfrom the stationary gear to the inlet ports, exhaustports, spark plugs and water jackets in the casing tothe seals, bearings and gear in the rotor all the wayto the eccentric shaft and flywheel.