During my time at Arborea I worked within a team to design and build a manufacturing system for an important component required for each algae farm. As a Mechanical Design Engineer, I was able to bring creative methodologies to the design process, whilst simultaneously leveraging and expanding my knowledge of mechanical processes. My design engineering background also prepared me to be adaptable and rapidly learn about the industry, given I had no prior experience with algae. This allowed me to develop an understanding of the context for the work I was doing.
The manufacturing process I was improving was for an important component required for each algae farm. Being able to manufacture the component much faster and without human error was needed as the company was going to be scaling up, so speed of manufacture was necessary. Whilst I did not seen the project through to its completion, I was able to contribute to it and carry out tests to better inform its future development.