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Ethan Vella
Senior Mechanical Engineer

Portland Metro Office

Education

  • Bachelor's Physics, Lewis and Clark College
  • MSME, Portland State University

Recognition

Interests / Obsessions

  • The outdoors
  • Rock climbing
  • Photography
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing and hunting
  • Sports
  • Travel

Favorite Quote

Expertise

  • Mechanical design
  • SolidWorks CAD software
  • CoCreate CAD software
  • Plastics design and injection molding
  • Machining and fabrication
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Thermal Analysis
  • Sheet metal design
  • Assembly and test fixtures
  • Manufacturing Support

Experience

  • Consumer-based product development
  • Prototyping in both simple and complex formats
  • Injection molding design
  • Automated and manual assembly tools
  • Custom, high-precision measurement tools and fixtures
  • Personal/Wearable electronics design
  • FPC/PCA architecture
  • Contract manufacturing support
  • Creative technologies for difficult problems like MIM, castings, MID, LDS, and compound molds
  • Manufacturing and assembly fixtures
  • Custom motorcycle fabrication
  • Formula SAE race team
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