Fig 1: Tim Billman holding his AthenaII

I am a Mechanical Engineering student at Michigan Technological University. I will be graduating December 2018 and plan to start working full-time for Cummins Inc. in February 2019. I have a strong interest in manufacturing and have gained experience in many different types while at MTU. I work at the MTU School of Technology machine shop manufacturing custom parts using machinery such as lathes, mills, plasma tables, welders, and much more. I am a leader on my enterprise team, Blizzard Baja SAE where we design, manufacture, and compete a single seat off-road racing vehicle. I have three prior experiences working for Cummins Inc. in three different parts of the United States, all with their own unique projects and responsibilities. This semester, Fall 2018, I am very excited for three manufacturing related projects. I am completing my capstone project through enterprise, designing and manufacturing with CNC machinery a dual-spur reduction gearbox for Baja SAE. For another project, I will be creating my own casting in MTU's foundry after studying and practicing techniques through the Casting course (MSE4310). The third project is from the class where this web-page has started from, Open Source 3D Printing, MY4777. I will be learning about distributed additive manufacturing using open-source 3-D printing. I will be getting hands-on experience through building a customized RepRap and creating open source, printable designs throughout the semester.

Tim Billman story.jpg
  • Born and raised in Duluth, MN.
  • Studied Mechanical Engineering at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, MI.
  • Laboratory Operations co-op for Cummins Emissions Solutions in Stoughton, WI.
  • Service Diagnostics intern at the Cummins world headquarters in Columbus, IN.
  • Product Problem Solving (PPS) intern for Cummins Engine Business unit in Rocky Mount, NC.

AthenaII Projects[edit | edit source]

Picture Project Description
Battery box.jpg Baja Battery Box Manufactured a battery box for Blizzard Baja SAE 2019 competition car.
Beginner Rock Wall Grip.JPG Beginner Rock Wall Grip Designed and printed a rock wall hold as an intro to learn OpenSCAD for the course MSE4777
OpenSCAD Wall Hook.JPG Parametric Wall Hook Designed a customizable wall hook to better learn parametric modeling using OpenSCAD
Celtic Door Knob.JPG Celtic Door Knob Used Blender to create a Celtic door knob
20181021 114449.jpg Celtic Easy Grip Customizable Cup Designed an adaptive aid of a customizable cup that is easy to grip
FCT Final A.jpg Fish Cleaning Tool Designed fish cleaning tool as an OSAT project.
PWC Speaker Mounts.jpg PWC Speaker Mount Speaker system for my 2004 Seadoo RXP using Oontz Angle 3 Ultra dual pairing speakers attached to the handlebars. Portable, versatile, and entire setup costs ~$80.

Videos[edit | edit source]

MTU Blizzard Baja Stout 2017
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