Hi, I’m Chris!

My background is in building racing sailboats and I spent about five years running a small high performance composites job shop. Turns out I wasn’t very good at it! We built lots of really nice stuff but I worked too much, got paid too little and developed a sensitivity to some epoxy resin systems. We decided to stop before anybody got hurt. Now I focus on the thinking / designing / prototyping part - which is the part I’m good at and really enjoy!

This is what I do:

  • Figure out how to build things out of composite materials while balancing requirements that don’t work out in an obvious way.

  • Design tooling and processes for composite projects, including CAD work and prototyping.

  • Ask the right questions and provide up-front and honest perspective on your project and what I (or somebody else) can do to help you reach your goals.

  • 3D printing - which I am very excited about! I have a couple of Markforged composite printers and some other larger FDM machines.

I may not build you anything or send you any invoices, but I'll help however I can!

 

If you're looking for a collaborator for a project, a job in the composites industry, or advice on fixing a CNC router - please get in touch too!