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 juggling all the parts of a business! 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!
Do you need help with…
figuring out how to build things out of composite materials while balancing requirements that don’t work out in an obvious way?
designing tooling and processes for composite projects, including CAD work and prototyping?
somebody to ask the right questions and provide up-front and honest perspective on your project?
I may not build you anything or send you any invoices, but I'll help however I can!
And if you need some quick 3D printed prototypes or super strong plastic end-use parts, please get in touch. I have a couple of Markforged composite printers and a larger FDM machine, as well as a small scale CNC machine shop for metal work. I don’t do production work, but would love to help with interesting projects!