Luke reflects on his first 6 months working as a Design Development Engineer in a consultancy developing new products and medical devices…
Six months has passed since joining Haughton Design – and very quickly I might add! It feels like only yesterday when I made the decision that the time was right to move from my long-term design position of 6 years and search for a new venture. I’d always said that if a year went by where I felt like my career didn’t progress, then it was probably time to start looking. Thankfully, I took a gamble, and it quickly became apparent that it was the right move.
Since starting, myself and the entire team have taken part in several high-quality training sessions based around materials, plastic injection moulding and human factors engineering. Up until this position, my experience with manufacturing processes has been predominantly based around those of metals, such as laser cutting, forming, stamping, casting, machining etc, so to be given the opportunity to deep dive into the world of plastic injection moulding, as well as other plastic manufacturing processes is a huge addition to my skillset.
During regular catch ups with our MD, I’ve been given the opportunity to identify subject areas I would like to focus on developing my knowledge in moving forward. This is a great opportunity for me to build upon my knowledge with patents and FEA, as well as developing in new areas such as electronics. I’m very much looking forward making progress with this!
I’m confident that my time at the company will continue to keep me challenged and engaged, and I’m very much looking forward to seeing some of the projects I’ve been working on come to life. I’m proud to be contributing to Haughton Design’s continued growth and success and I’m looking forward to what the future at HD has in store!
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