Abhishek Kanpara


32210 Concord Drive, Madison Heights 48071|Email: abhishek.kanpara@wayne.edu | PH: 586-457-5559


Masters Mechanical Engineering, Wayne State University, MI | GPA 3.5 | May 2016

Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering, Gujarat Technological University, India | GPA 3.5 | July 2013

Relevant Course work
Finite Element Analysis, Fracture Mechanics, Manufacturing Process Mechanics, Crash Worthiness and Occupant Protection, Introduction to Six Sigma, Quality Management Systems, Advance Manufacturing Process

Software Programming Experience
Hypermesh, HyperCrash, LS- DYNA, ABAQUS CAE, DIAdem, PRO-E, CATIA V5, Unigraphics-NX, AutoCAD, C++, MS office, Uniplot, Ansys, Solid Works, GT power, Simulink, Matlab

Work Experience (2 Years)
Design and Development Intern, MAHLE Powertrain LLC, Farmington Hills, MI Feb 2016 – April 2016
• Involved in powertrain development programs involving design, development and calibration of powertrain systems, sub-systems and components
• Worked with BOM, GD&T, DFMEA, Manufacturability, assembly conditions and material selection for piston assembly and cylinder head
• Hands on experience with engine components such as piston, Piston rings, Valve train and crankshaft
• Optimized piston design, Connecting rod and Cylinder Liners with major emphasis on weight reduction, cost reduction and efficiency improvement maintaining proper liaison with other departments
• Monitored engine performance and emission matric thereby relating to engine design and modifications
• Review, specify and release supplier component drawings and 3D data for new development
Involved in APQP for piston design involving 8D methodology, developing DFMEA, determining root cause of failure.
• Developed, BOM, DVP&R based on inputs from DFMEA and Conducted DVPV.
• Complete knowledge of inter departmental responsibilities and phase of engine development from scratch, Design, FEA, Prototype, Testing, Manufacturing and Release
• Hands on experience with Die Casting, Tolerance stack, fits, ASI and ISO Drawing Requirements
• Performed DFMEA, GD&T, Source Packaging and Drawing packaging for Engine component for manager review
• Assisted in Engine Testing of Diesel powered Daimler and Packer Engines
• Improvised basic performance design guidelines for piston components by evaluating various design proposals
• Tested Heady Duty Diesel engines for EPA FTP (Heavy Duty) and US emission cycle (chassis dynamometer)
• Processed and analyzed emissions data on a project targeted at meeting government Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle and Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle Standards (Ford Project)

Product Engineer, EssBee Korporation, Gujarat, India Aug 2013 – Jul 2014
• Worked closely with CAD Design, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Finance and sales department to understand the cost/design/VA-NVAA/ Manufacturing/supplier cost impact on new products like fork lifts and road rollers
• Collaborated with different departments within Essbee to expedite cost estimation process for new and existing changes in the products.
• Communicated subsequent changes to customer and negotiated for price increase and profit
• Proposed and support current quality and value increase ideas
• Designed and released BIW Structure parts considering GD&T, DFMEA, Manufacturability, assembly conditions and material selection for Shaft design, forks, gears and other attachments depending on customer requirements
• Created and implement continuous improvement activities for company and customer benefit
• Assisted with responsibilities of creating the Dimensional drawings, Main assembly drawing, Part drawing and complete Bill of materials for Fork assembly, shaft design and gear system
• Responsible for analyzing incoming inquiries for sales department, and preparing accurate general arrangement
• Critiqued flaws in supply chain system and make amendments to expedite product delivery on time.
Mechanical Engineering Intern, Narsingh Fabrication Jun 2012 – Nov 2012
• Assisted in Developing, analyzing and enhancing manufacturing methods with the application of designing knowledge, materials, tools and production equipment
• Solved problems in the shop floor by working closely with Production people involved in fabrication, machining, assembly and test area
• Developed detailed machine design using Solid Works and prepare technical drawings using GD&T principals
• Developed deep understanding of process of manufacturing and internal disciplines
• Discussed prevalent design with production and fabrication department for further execution
• Performed tasks supporting manufacturing activities with special emphasis to quality and accuracy

Mechanical Engineering Intern, Hi-Tech Boilers Ltd Jul 2011 – Nov 2011
• Responsible for combination of analytical skills, CAD and CAE tools to develop efficient, durable product
• Conducted thermal analysis on water tubes and determining heat loss
• Assist in assembly of boiler mountings and process related to plant manufacturing
• Interaction with customers for design changes and specific boiler requirement, Problem solving in manufacturing shop floor by working closely with production team

Academic Achievements
Advance Manufacturing Technology
• Investigated the strain hardening behavior for DP780 and Al at room temperature using servo Hydraulic System and MATLAB DIC to obtain stress-strain behavior, crack propagation and stress intensity factor
• DP 780 has superior material properties as compared to AL
• Conducted detailed study on material behavior under cyclic loading, fatigue life service and strain rate effect

Introduction to Six sigma and Quality Management system
• Implemented six sigma Methodology DAMIC in manufacturing process
• Facilitated DFMEA discussion with Project team for Fiat Chrysler production plant
• Determined product performance to determine process capacity (Cp and Cpk) and improve process control
• Exposed to process development, manufacturing process validation and process documentation
• Implemented design tools like QFD House of quality, Boundary diagram to identify scope of improvement
• Employed 9001, 14000 terminology, documentation and implementing it to manufacturing process

Crash Worthiness and Occupant Protection (Dynamic Simulation)
• Assessment of crashworthiness of vehicle and evaluate occupant injury for frontal crash following FMVSS208 AND NCAP test procedure
• Conducted CAE stimulations for front impact models using LS Dyna to ensure robust Structural design
• Correlate stimulated results to empirical results that include Model, material property, Boundary conditions and load updates to achieve validated CAE models
• Optimized restraint system (seat belt) for passenger using HyperCrash

Finite Element Analysis
• Hands on experience in linear static, dynamic impact and Fatigue
• Determined stress and displacement for varied components and assembly using Hypermesh Optistruct
• Meshed modules using Mixed mesh to achieve high correlation between stimulated and theoretical value
• Used ABAQUS o determine fatigue life of in flip-chip packages to understand effect of under-fill material
• Calculated the true stress- strain and true stress-plastic strain values for a plate with a circular hole
• Calculated fatigue life of the piston when temperature is constantly applied on inner surfaces
• Suggested root cause investigation using CAE studies to identify and implement improvements
• Predicted maximum load component and improve load carrying capacity using minimal material
• Performed static, linear and non-linear analysis using ABAQUS, Hypermesh and ABAQUS CAE
• Used CAE tools to investigate and evaluate new design and product technologies
• Leadership and Involvement
• Volunteered for YUVA NGO, spreading and imparting education in remote region in India
• Served as school Sports second in charge, thereby encouraging students to actively participate in sports
• Received Scholarship for fall 2014, winter 2015 fall 2015 and winter 2016 for academic excellence

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