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Matt Chapman
Senior Mechanical Engineer

Seattle Office

Education

    • M.S., Product Design & Development Management, Northwestern University
    • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Bradley University 

Recognition

    • Awarded five patents in the automotive and plumbing industry, including
      • Illuminated sink (D804,620)
      • Position sensing device for transit shaft and arm assembly (9,400,165)
      • Base plate structure for transit doors (9,010,023)
      • Height adjustment for a door on a transit vehicle (8,839,489)
    • Two-time winner of George Westinghouse award for work in new product design and lean tools. 

Interests / Obsessions

    • Racing cars (Rallycross, Autocross, Drifting)
    • Camping in my van
    • Arcade games
    • Attending music festivals
    • Finding new beers to try
    • Biking 

Favorite Quote

"The more you know the less you understand"

-Lao Tzu

Expertise

    • 3D CAD (Creo, Solidworks)
      • Surfacing
      • Advance assembly (top-down)
      • FEA
      • Static/Dynamic Analysis
    • Various mechanisms, including complex geometries
    • Hydraulics/Pneumatics (circuit design, logic, motion control)
    • Sheetmetal forming, extrusions, injection molding, thermoforming, die castings 

Experience

    • Designed new products in water coolers, fountains, and bottle fillers with Elkay Manufacturing (2016-2018)
    • Developed automated door systems and safety accessories for the transit bus industry at Vapor Bus International (2005-2016)
    • Various heavy machinery design contract work for Caterpillar and Komatsu at Daxcon Engineering (2004-2005) 
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