Father and Son team, Steve and Brian make up the engineering team at VengoLabs and are responsible for all the physical aspects of the Vengo Machines. Their presentation - titled from "Prototype to Production" gives their experience on the fastest, most cost effective way to take almost any start up idea from concept, to prototype to a production ready product.
They will be covering subjects such as sheet metal, plastics, PCBs, wiring, and overall system integration; and will discuss lessons learned as well as common hardware mistakes that can be made at any stage of the overall product development process.
About The Speakers
Steve graduated from UMass at Amherst with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and worked for 10 years as an Aerospace Engineer/Designer at defense companies across the US. During that time his focus was primarily on advanced aircraft design, specializing in composites, propulsion systems design and overall prototyping to production on programs including the Joint Strike Fighter, Predator B, and the S-97 Raider. He is Chief of Design here at VengoLabs and is responsible for the mechanical design of all the Vengo machines.
Prior to working at Vengo, Brian was a Systems Engineer for a major defense company, and prior has worked as a System Engineer for Ericsson. Brian has a BS degree in Computer Science from SUNY, a Masters Degree in Systems Engineering from Stevens Institute and a Masters Degree in Management of Technology from NYU/PolyTechnic. Brian’s knowledge and experience span from hardware, firmware and systems design and development, PCB development, test engineering, concept proving and configuration management and control.