Arken Designs was created in 1980 out of a desire to be more involved in interesting projects and industries.
Apple ComputerDesign tooling for manufacturing new Notebook products.
Designed mechanics for a Common Building Block approach for Servo Writers which have been used on all 3.5" HDD products since 1995. Designed head merge tooling for production use as well as various other production line test equipment.
Development of mechanics for ultra high volume production of lens/chip assemblies.
Nokia (Network Alchemy)
Designed Rack Mounted sheet metal enclosures for Internet Encryption Hardware.
Designed tooling for accurately trimming micro tubing for use in their Angioplasty FilterWire.
Design of in-process handling equipment for Caliper's LabChip products.
Cost reduction as well as mechanism and paper path enhancements for Discount Coupon printer for POS cash registers (used by Safeway and Lucky's) to ensure coupons where actually printed and passed on to the customer.
Designed various test fixtures for new technology components with Quantum Corp's "Advanced Product Engineering" .
Development of Soft drink dispenser Syrup valves for bulk soft drink syrups for Pepsi-Cola.
Design of a 1.8" Disk Drive along with a dedicated Servo Track Writer.
Various design tasks.
Development of floppy disk case for a new application.
an optical head tester (mechanics only) for Seagate's Optical recording
unit in Minnesota in conjunction with TeraByte in San Jose.