Ken Myer Jr. is a Laboratory Supervisor responsible for much of the prototyping and fabrication that takes place in CATS to support industry-focused applied R&D projects. He routinely mentors students working on CATS’ projects and meets with companies that can benefit from his deep experience in advanced manufacturing processes and machining methods. Prior to joining CATS, Ken worked as a machinist for a number of advanced technology companies making precision tooling, jigs, fixtures, parts, and assemblies for a broad array of high performance applications. He is expert on numerous pieces of CNC as well as conventional equipment and is experienced with a CAD/CAM software including Solidworks and MasterCAM. Ken also keeps the center’s 3D printers running and has been pivotal in constructing a metal additive manufacturing laser research platform.
Background and Skills:
- 30 plus years manufacturing experience in five diverse tool rooms
- Precision measuring instruments from concept drawings
- Automation of tedious jobs done by hand
- Research in moving air for cooling electronics
- Programming and operation of CNC machine tools
- All manor of manufacturing, automation and tool