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Get To Know Our Team: Jeff Inman

Get To Know Our Team: Jeff Inman

Name: Jeff Inman

Job Title: Product Engineer I

What types of things do you do during the work day: Reverse engineer parts. I use three different software programs regularly throughout the work day. I scan parts with Design X and model parts in Solidworks. Then, the models usually go into Auto CAD to layout to view how the part interacts with others around it. Most recently, I have been reverse engineering parts for Telsmith cone crushers. I use Design X along with dimensions physical measurements using precision measuring equipment (micrometers, vernier calipers, telescoping gauges, radius gauges, etc.) and create a drawing in Solidworks. Then, I create a layout on the size crusher and check for fitment. After that, Jerrod and I sit down to determine if anything with the part should adjusted (ie increase a radius to reduce stress concentrations or change a tolerance so the mating halves of the part will always fit together, etc). 

When did you start with Optimum Crush? Started March 16th 2020 as an intern. Full time on December 18th 2020

What is the favorite part of your job? My favorite part of the job is completing a new part and releasing it. There is a lot of work that goes into designing a part. 

What do you like to do when you are not at work? When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with family and friends. My wife and I have a very active lifestyle. We like to hike and mountain bike. There are some local trails at Minooka and Kettle Moraine that we enjoy riding. 

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be, and why? I would like to travel to Europe. I have never been outside of the country.