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2004 - present   Self employed Design/Project Engineer (RSD Design)

1997 - 2004       Project Engineer, API Foils, Salford

1989 - 1997       Design and Development Engineer, Astor Universal, Salford

1984 - 1989        Design Draughtsman, (R&D ) Markem Systems, Salford

1979 - 1984        Eng Draughtsman, ED Parsons, Radcliffe, Lancs

1971 - 1979        Full Engineering Apprenticeship, General Engineering Co. Ltd.

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October 2004-present   Self employed Design Engineer (Rob Spencer Design)Working from home offering freelance design services utilising 3D CAD design (Autodesk Inventor) to suit the customer requirements. A varied customer base, involving the development of new products from their original concept, through to the final production of the design. Provide services such as preparation of the required engineering drawings, Assembly, Parts list and detailed component drawings, for manufacturing. Utilising my design skills and my experience to solve specific customer problems and develop new products. Building prototype units to evaluate and confirm the design requirements. Also provide AutoCAD (2D) service where required.

Customers to date have been in the Product over printing industry, Automobile re-finishing industry, Adhesive tape production industry, Recycling and Materials Handling, conveyors and Building construction industry.

See the "WORK Examples" section for typical projects completed.

Past design experience  within the following in the following industries: -

Holographic hot stamping foil production. Embossing machines, shim cutting machines, Shim mounting equipment, Adhesive applicator, Shim growing equipment

Label making and Package overprinting. Ink jet printer mountings,Thermal foil printer mountings, Rotary label cutter, label making machines.

Papermaking Machinery. Wet end equipment, Felt roll design, Slitters, Size press

Automobile re-finishing industry. Spraybooths, Smart repair equipment. Infra red drying, UV light curing

Slitting Machines Slitting machine, Cross cut knife

Adhesive Tape Production. Calender modifications

Vacuum equipment. Vacuum Metalisers, Vacuum furnace

Wire making machinery. Winding machines, Insulation testing equipment, Wire drawing machines, Wire enamelling ovens

Recycling industry. Conveyors, Rubber sorter, Laser diffraction, Zig Zag separation units,
Aerospace Ground Support equipment
 
Materials Handling Belt and track conveyor improvements

Special Purpose machinery