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Mike Patterson, PE
Senior Mechanical Engineer

Portland Metro Office

Education

    • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington
    • B.A. Physics, University of Washington
    • B.A. Mathematics, University of Washington

Recognition

    • Licensed PE in Oregon
    • US Patents:
      • Chain link sharpening method and apparatus (US 8,746,118)
      • High speed harvester cutting chain (US 6,374,716)
      • Sprocket nose (US D731,276)
    • Member, Tau Beta Pi 

Interests / Obsessions

    • Family
    • Bicycling
    • Being in the Mountains
    • Wood working
    • Building things 

Favorite Quote

  • "Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don’t.

- Pete Seegar

Expertise

    • New product design and development
    • Mechanical design
    • Finite Element Analysis
    • Design for Six Sigma
    • Statistical tools: DOE, SPC and reliability analysis
    • Stamping, forming and heat treatment of steel components
    • Project management 

Experience

    • 30+ years of engineering design, analysis and product development
    • Reliability test development, administration and data analysis of 3D printing subsystems
    • 3D printer component design including structural components and heating elements
    • Developed and implemented revolutionary new mechanical harvester guide bar
    • Developed patented harvester saw chain design that increased cutting speed by 35%
    • Designed and implemented production machinery 
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