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Ben Mitchell

Ben Mitchell
Mechanical Engineering '06

Ben Mitchell grew up in a devout household in the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan where emphasis was placed on helping others. He traveled with his father to places such as Kenya and Peru on short-term medical missions. When he was in Kenya, a missionary explained that engineers have the greatest potential to influence the largest number of people. During high school, Ben participated in a youth mission trip to Tijuana. A result of the mission trips, his family decided to adopt three Vietnamese children when he was a junior.

All of these experiences had a great influence on Ben’s outlook on life. He decided to major in mechanical engineering and enrolled at Lake Superior State University. Near the end of his senior year, he decided to volunteer for the Peace Corps to help others.

His two-year commitment began in the fall of 2007 and took Ben to Burkina Faso in western Africa. He resides in the village of Tansila, population 3,000, approximately 10 km from the Mali border. His host organization is the local cotton growers union. It works cooperatively with other villages to improve and expand their production techniques. He serves as an agribusiness advisor as a part of the Small Enterprise Development program which helps create market linkages and assists with the advancement of business skills.


Services

Mechanical Services

  • Component Design
  • Component Testing
  • System Testing
  • Feasibility Testing
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Drafting
  • Various Machining, Welding and Grinding

Electrical Services

  • Board Layout and Design
  • Electronic Testing
  • Embedded Systems Design
  • Industrial Controls Development and Prototype Testing
  • Custom Instrumentation System Development
  • Electro-Mechanical Component and System Modeling
  • Component and System Validation
  • Microcontroller Design and Testing
  • Control Systems Design and Testing
  • Surface Mount Circuit Board Assembly

Software Services

  • Program Design
  • Embedded Systems Programming
  • Data Acquisition and Sensing over internet
  • Custom Web Page Development
  • Robotic Programming

Manufacturing and Robotic - Automation Services

  • Manufacturing Process Optimization Using Simulation (flow lines etc.)
  • Work Cell Layout and Design
  • Work Cell Simulation
  • Cycle Time Analysis
  • Repetitive Testing Using Robots
  • Feasibility Studies for Introduction of Automated-Robotics Manufacturing
  • PLC Programming
  • Feasibility Studies for Product Assembly Using Robots
  • Computer Programming

Statistical Analysis Services

  • Experiment Design
  • Data Analysis
  • Assist in Devloping Documentation for Certification of Products and Processes

Technical Writing and Documentation Services

  • Specification Writing
  • Documentation of Systems( user's manuals, process descriptions, etc.)
  • 3D CAD
  • 2D Patent/Manufacturing Dimensional Drawings
  • Assist in Devloping Documentation for Certification of Products and Processes

 

 

Highest Awards

Brittany Currie

Second Place
Lake Superior State University

2003 ASME Student Design Contest – Region V

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