Technical skills and effective communication. The ability to satisfy the rigorous demands of engineering design and modelling combined with the management skills that keep projects flowing smoothly. Creative passion that takes a product from mere function to elegant utility. Kai by Design creates conscious change in the world through innovative product design. Product design services are available for small and medium scale projects, as well as drafting and modelling services. Contact me with your project, or find out more about me.
BS in ME and a designs spanning more than 10 years
Integrated robotic and mechanical systems
Materials from injection-molded plastic to cast metal to vapor-deposited gold
Growing up working along side my father in an art studio has its perks
Meet the Designer
Christian W. Brown
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What's New from Kai by Design?
We love the way friction gives us traction on the road, good brakes, and allows us to walk without looking like a newborn Bambi, but there are also things we can’t stand about it—engines seizing up, stuck bolts, and old grandfather clocks never chiming again. We absolutely need friction, and sometimes we absolutely need less Read more about Let It Slide: Self-Lubrication in Mechanical Assemblies[…]
Creating involute gears in a CAD program is tricky, but if you follow the steps below, the teeth will come out right every time. Go slowly and make sure that you follow each step carefully, and soon you’ll have a great gear ready for print! Step 1: For our example, we want to create a Read more about Creating Involute Gears in CAD[…]
What tech-savvy, imaginative child hasn’t dreamed of creating their own robot? With 3D printing technology becoming so commonplace and inexpensive, designing and building robots and other mechatronic designs is easily within the grasp of most garage engineers and hobbyists. Of course, it’s not without its challenges—3D printed parts aren’t quite the same as their more Read more about Mechatronica: 3D Printing Gears and Robots[…]
I love the invention and design development process. I love seeing the concepts come together, love working through iterations of prototypes and finally (finally!) getting a design just right, fulfilling all the technical and aesthetic requirements. But do you know what’s even better? Seeing your designs in full-scale manufacture. Unfortunately, once your design is beautiful Read more about Scaling Up: From 3D Printed Prototypes to Injection Mold-Ready Designs[…]
Over the years I’ve found that projects work out best when broken down into a series of concise steps. Moving through phases, like those outlined below, can remove excess cost and rework, and make sure that the final product meets all the necessary requirements. In order to reach a working prototype, I recommend the following Read more about The Kai by Design Process[…]