Paul Stevens

Personal Details

Date of Birth  7 May 1952

Residence     Lewes, East Sussex

Personal Profile

I have been self employed since 1987; My clients have been mainly, but not exclusively, electronics and instrumentation companies.  More recently I have worked part-time for 3DX-Ray Ltd, a manufacturer of leading edge x-ray equipment.  I have experience of

  • concept design of new products
  • design of special purpose machinery for testing or production
  • updating established designs to benefit from recent developments in materials and manufacturing.
  • design and development of custom sensors and actuators to meet unique requirements.
  • design of enclosures and cooling
  • mechanical analysis and broader evaluation of both concepts and details
  • creating drawings and documentation to the appropriate standards
  • prototyping to quickly produce representations of new designs
  • small batch production


2007-2017  Self-Employed Mechanical Engineering Consultant

Design and manufacture of x ray equipment and other special purpose machinery.

1999-2007  Mechanical Design Engineer,

3DX-Ray Ltd., Melton Mowbray, Leics.  Responsible for all the mechanical aspects of the design & development of x-ray equipment used for security and industrial inspection.

1987-1999  Self-Employed Mechanical Engineering Consultant

Mathematical modelling and other analysis of mechanical systems. Design of mechanisms, structures and injection moulded products, principally for instrumentation and telecoms manufacturers.  Design of special purpose machinery for light industrial processes.  Management and supervision of prototype and small batch construction associated with the designs.  Clients have included Procter & Gamble & Bosch

1986-1987  Design Engineer,

Consolidated Micrographics, Limavady, N Ireland.

Design and development of a low cost, table top, micro-fiche duplicator. Initial design concepts and evaluation. Supervision of detail design & prototype construction. Design project management.

1982-1986  Engineer,

H. W. Wallace & Co. Ltd., Croydon, Surrey.

Design & development of materials testing machines. Responsible for the implementation of new principles to an elastomer cure monitoring instrument and management of the design project to production. Purchase of the company’s software development system and instrument hardware. Design of software.

1981-1982  Development Engineer,

Waddon Performance Products, Croydon, Surrey.

Design and development of a racing motorcycle for international competition. Responsible for design calculations & technical analysis, Preparation of prototype drawings, specification of O.E.M. components, and bench testing component performance.

1978-1980  Test & Development Engineer,

International Harvester G.B. Product Engineering Centre, Doncaster.

Field measurement of loads and stresses in agricultural tractors and balers. Specifying monitoring and measurement instrumentation. Design of specialist transducers and test rigs.

1974-1977  Research Assistant,

Dept. of Materials Science, Thames Polytechnic.

Research related to glass fibre reinforced thermoplastic moulding material. Stress analysis of glass reinforcement. Fracture studies. Computer modelling of fibre reinforced plastics.

Education & Qualifications

Purley Grammar School, Old Coulsdon, Surrey.

B.Sc. Hons (2.2) Mechanical Engineering.Lanchester Polytechnic

Ph.D. (C.N. A. A.) Thesis based on work done at Thames Polytechnic

Incorporated Engineer registered with the Engineering Council

Member of the Institute of Engineering Designers

Industrial Training

British Nuclear Design & Construction, Wylfa Power Station, Anglesey.

Brown Brothers Engineering, Northampton.

Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, G.E.C. Whetstone, Leicestershire

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