ben
thomson


About Me

I have always been fascinated by how things work, and how I can build things myself.

To help fulfill this lifelong passion, I am pursuing an education in Mechanical Engineering, concentrating on manufacturing, as well as a minor in Computer Science. In the future, I seek to combine these interests in the field of manufacturing.

I believe that a strong manufacturing presence in the United States is crucial to a vibrant economy, and I am excited to contribute to the future of local manufacturing through the use of innovative technologies. In particular, I am interested in the use of bended sheet metal parts, parts produced with additive manufacturing, and low-volume injection molding to replace and augment existing manufacturing processes.

Entrepreneurship is also a concept that has captivated me. It captures the spirit of “building things”, and incentivizes rapid iteration to achieve a successful and useful product. Software is currently the easiest way to start building products, and I have started several small online businesses that solved a problem I noticed. Additionally, I find that developing a strong online presence can be daunting, and I work with local businesses and organizations to help them market themselves online through a well designed website.

Ultimately, I enjoy building useful things, and I am eager to express that through software, manufacturing, and engineering.