Statement of Purpose:
The primary focus of the consulting practice is to serve industry with
Mechanical Engineering expertise in all areas of product design
(involving system architecture, prototype and production planning, detailed part
design, system and device thermal management and analysis, EMI issues,
design for manufacture and assembly (DFM/A), and tooling approval).
Additional concerns of the consulting practice are air/fluid flow
simulation, part stress analysis, coordination of ID resources, and
Miles entered the electronic packaging industry in 1978 designing
components and systems for Tektronix. After approximately ten years
employment, Mr Miles opened his practice as a Consulting Design
Engineer in November of 1988. He has maintained a direct involvement
with the detail design as well as the system design of a wide variety
of products. His combination of strengths in plastic part design,
mechanism design, stress analysis of materials, and thermal system
design are complimented by an acute awareness of the latest
technologies and components in the electronic industry. His mechanical
design of a broad spectrum of products ranging from small handheld to
rack based systems and consumer products to specialized advanced
technology equipment illustrate a few facets of his design abilities.
Practice of Mechanical and Electro-Mechanical Engineering in System
The integration of electronics with the appearance and structural
integrity of the product is the domain of the Mechanical and
Electro-Mechanical Engineer. Conception, design, and selection of
appropriate materials, fabrication technology, and tooling strategies
of the physical parts is the primary responsibility but it also extends
into design for cost effective assembly, service, and care to meet the
rugged requirements of the environment the product will be used in.
Testing and verification of the components and the overall design prove
the durability of the product. In a broader view, the Mechanical and
Electro-Mechanical Engineer must cooperate and work synergistically
with other disciplines in electronics, manufacturing, testing,
marketing, and Industrial Design.