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Design Internship

TOMO is a fine design studio focused on living up to the promise of 3D printing: museum-quality products at the push of a button. We design home goods that push the envelope of aesthetics and function. 

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About the Role

I’m seeking a collaborator with a strong background in CAD and a passion for mechanical design. You should be at ease designing CAD models that are optimized for FDM 3D printing. 

 

Required skills

  • 3D modeling (Rhino preferred, but Fusion, Solidworks, and similar are OK)

  • 3D printing (FDM required, resin a plus)

  • Ability to ideate, prototype, and refine products and mechanisms based on independent research

 

Nice to have skills

  • Mechanical design background (e.g. gears, springs, levers)

  • User research 

  • Video and photo editing

  • Animation

 

Commitment

  • 20 hours per week (10:00 am - 12:00 pm M-F being the only set hours)

  • 3 month duration

 

Benefits

  • Internship can be shaped to suit your interests and abilities

  • Profit sharing if products sell

  • Access to range of 3D printers and laser cutters

  • I love to teach CAD, animation, photo editing, and Arduino if you wish to grow your skillset 

  • Office at the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship at Tepper (remote work is feasible but not preferred)

  • An environment with a focus on exploration, learning, and play!

To Apply

Reach out to Reggie Raye at rraye AT alumni DOT cmu DOT edu

About TOMO

TOMO was founded in December, 2020 with the aim of taking 3D printing from the realm of hobbyists to the world of fine design. My products, printable by anyone with a well-tuned 3D printer, are motivated by three principles. 

Usability

I begin the design process by evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of similar products already in market. Design thinking then informs the creation of prototypes that are repeatedly user tested. This enhances product comfort, durability, and ease of use. 

 

Timeliness

TOMO products incorporate the latest developments in 3D printing, including compliant mechanisms, metamaterials, and auxetics. Our work is likewise informed by an appreciation for the fine arts tradition, spanning from antiquity to the present day.

 

3D-printing-first

Each of my products is designed to be 3D printed with standard-issue FDM printers, filaments, and slicers. Support material is seldom needed, and little or no assembly is required. I make dozens of prototypes so you only have to print one.  

 

My clients include the Phipps Conservatory, Frick Museum, YMCA, Harvard Business School, and NASA.