Designing out of the box
"I’m a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer at Innolux Technology Europe, a world leader in automotive display technology. I design state-of-the-art, high quality plastic parts for clients such as Audi and BMW. Balancing quality and cost is a high priority.
Part of my role is to predict customer demands for plastic parts, and to develop new ways of working to satisfy these demands, using cutting-edge technology. For me, the best part of the job is finding unusual design solutions that are a bit out of the box, while still being as robust and cheap as possible, which means they’re sustainable for the company.
My experience as a toolmaker means I’m able to balance both the design and manufacturing sides. Understanding how critical a part plays during the initial phase of development has helped me to predict and avoid critical problems."
"My Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering is from Universidade Paulista, Brazil, and I specialized in Automotive Engineering at Universidade Maua. I graduated in 2010 but I´ve been working in the automotive field since 2001 (including 5 years as a plastic mold toolmaker) to pay for my school fees. I switched to engineering after I graduated so that I could get more experience."