Michael Halstead

Product Development & 3D CAD Modeller.

Work Experience

Work History
Jun 2009 - Present

Tool Designer / Product Development

Austek Design
  • Design & development of fifth wheelers and caravans using Unigraphics & Solidworks software.
  • Product development and 3D modelling of aftermarket automotive accessories and building products.
  • Design & drafting of various types of sheet metal stamping tools, jigs/fixtures and gauges for the automotive industry using Unigraphics NX CAD software.
  • Provide design quotes; prepare 3D solid models of die components for Dynaform simulations.
  • Provide preliminary layouts as per client’s specifications.
  • Create 3D models of individual die components and finalise assembly designs.
  • Prepare bill of materials, oxy-cut templates and part drawings.
  • Handover project documents, CAD data and prepare invoices.
May 2007 - May 2009

Product Development Engineer

Bocar Automotive Pty Ltd
  • Product development and 3D modelling of frontal protection systems for the OE automotive accessories market.
  • Create detail drawings for products, product assemblies and sub component hardware.
  • Liaison with 2D laser operators for cutting various DXF templates.
  • Liaison with external tooling contractors- provision of data etc.
  • Design and drafting of press metal tools, stretch form tools, injection moulding tools, rim moulds, gauges and both welding and robotic welding fixtures, special purpose machinery and trim tools.
  • Contribute documentation towards PPAP process.
  • Determine process level KPI's within a team.
  • Manage lessons learned from previous products and document related knowledge by product family.
  • Follow up of the tool manufacturing process with tool room personnel.
  • Attend tool tryouts and provide solutions, enhancements or modifications when they arise.
  • Liaise with contractors and clients to establish product requirements and concepts.
  • Maintenance and up keep of drawing register and CAD file register.
Mar 2003 - May 2007

Senior Tool Designer

Norscard Pty Ltd
  • 3D modelling and drafting of various kinds of press metal tools, gauges, welding fixtures, drill fixtures, special purpose machinery and trim tools for the automotive industry using Unigraphics NX3
  • Unigraphics NX3 CAD software updates, library maintenance and customisation.
  • Follow up of the tool manufacturing process with tool room personnel.
  • Attend tool tryouts and provide solutions, enhancements or modifications when they arise.
  • Maintain the daily backup service of all CAD and office data.
Mar 1993 - Mar 2003

Tool Designer

Gerard Industries Pty Ltd (Clipsal)
  • 3D modelling, design and drafting of plastic injection moulds and various types of press metal tools using Unigraphics NX1.0 to tooling specifications.
  • 2D to 3D modelling conversion of legacy plastic and metal components using Unigraphics.
  • Checking and approving drawings.
  • Checking contract tool designs.
  • Maintaining 3D standard library parts and customisation of Unigraphics for maximum operation.
  • Issue product change notices for modifications to products.
  • Update drawings to product changes and design improvement requests.
  • Participate in productivity improvement programs.
  • Training, assisting and problem solving in Unigraphics NX1.0.
  • Follow up tool manufacturing process with tool room and moulding personnel, and to monitor accuracy of parts consistency and functionality of the tool design.
  • Completion of all appropriate documentation as determined by current QA procedures.
  • Attend tool tryouts and provide solutions and enhancements on moulding issues when they arise as a team member or as an individual.
  • Perform Moldflow analysis (Part Adviser).
  • Utilising the company's AS400 database for research, document control and job hours.

Education

Education

Advanced Diploma of Mechanical Engineering.

Regency College of TAFE, South Australia

Advanced Injection Moulding Technology IM-100.

Practical Technology Training Pty Ltd.
  • Advanced Injection Moulding Technology
  • Quality & Productivity in Injection Moulding Technology

Unigraphics NX Training

EDS (Australia) Pty Ltd.
  • Update Training Course.
  • UG/Scenario Training Course.
  • Modelling Fundamentals Training Course.
  • Assembly Implementation Training Course.
  • Mill 1 Application Training Course.
  • Drafting Fundamentals Training Course.

Australian Recognised Trade Certificate.

Local Engineering Trades Committee

Fitter and First Class Machinist.

Advanced Training in Metrology & Engineering Inspection.

Vocational Education & Training.

Apprenticeship in Tool Making.

SKF Bearing Company Ltd

4 year apprenticeship in Tool making (Metals Trade).

Skills

Skills

CAD modelling

3D solid modelling detail design & drafting. Complex assemblies. Surface modelling. Unigraphics, Solidworks & AutoCad High performing professional with an eye for quality, accuracy and attention to detail.