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!