DANNY L. RHODES
Contact Info: 4292 River Road, Berkeley Springs WV 25411
Cell - (915) 276-7252
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Comprehensive training and experience, including computer numerical control (CNC)
Constructs and maintains progressive dies for 80-800 ton production metal stamping presses.
Tool & die experience -- both in the tool room and on the press floor.
Manufacture of both prototype and production parts.
Research and development projects for both the private sector and the government.
Some wire EDM experience as well as mold modifications for plastic injection molds.
Plans production schedules to meet both customer and manufacturing requirements.
Blueprint reading and dimensioning. Also, constructed parts using paper sketches and engineered drawings.
Proven accuracy to at least .0001"
Developed communication skills.
Self-directed professional, requiring no supervision.
Personnel training and supervision experience.
QS and ISO experience
Worked with such materials as: steel (stainless, low carbon, high carbon), aluminum alloy combinations, plastics, nylon, teflon, lexan, polyethylene, brass, lead, titanium, tantalum, quartz, lava rock, aluminum oxide epoxy, magnesium, phenolic, cadmium, tin, gold, nickel, silver, fiberglass, carbon boron nitrate, ceramic, tungsten, rubber , beryllium-copper, vespel and tooling metals such as A-2, D-2, S- 7, H-13, O-1, 4140 (prehard), and other hardened materials. Also worked with classified and new materials whose machine characteristics are unknown.
Supervision of personnel to repair tooling. Ordered tooling equipment and supplies for the smooth operation of tool room die repairs and metal stamping presses.
Comprehensive experience on a wide variety of machines used for the following: cutting, drilling, turning, milling, and grinding to include machine maintenance and calibration. Experience with an array of gauges and other precision measuring devices in both English and Metric units including the use of rules, calipers, verniers, micrometers, gage blocks, and dial indicators. A complete understanding of the relationships between the material specifications of the piece, the material of the cutting tool, the speed and feed rates for the cut, the angle of the cut, the cutting fluid specifications, and for grinding the grinding wheel specifications. Experience fabricating internal and external tapers and screw threads.
Construct and manufacture new tooling based on accepted design principles, using basic and advanced tool room machines. Analyzed current manufacturing methods to determine requirements for new dies, jigs, fixtures, and machine tooling. Tested finished tooling by checking produced parts for conformance to drawing. Monitored tooling to confirm design integrity and ease of use. Modified and repaired existing tooling to improve design and extend tool life. Incorporated suggestions from fabrication, engineering, welding, and assembly to improve existing tooling. Used and improved company documentation system to track tooling modifications. Updated tooling drawings to reflect modifications. Assured continuing operation of metal stamping presses and inspects parts for anomalies. Consulted with press operators and management concerning a die's performance and reports changes and recommendations for future use. Recommended changes in press operations to cure anomalies. Plastic injection mold repair of orifices, water/cooling line and jackets, runners and cavities using sinkers, electrodes and conventional machining techniques.
D & D Manufacturing – 1330 Pullman, El Paso, TX 79925, (915) 590-2655, Tool Room Supervisor, 11/07 to 03/11
Parkview Metal Products - 8500 Mountain Vista Pkwy, Las Cruces, NM 88005 (505)541-1100, Tool & Die Maker/Leadman, 10/03 to 07/07
D & D Manufacturing - 12058 Rojas, El Paso, TX 79925, (915) 590-2655, Tool & Die Maker, 8/02 to 10/03
Parkview Metal Products - 8500 Mountain Vista Pkwy, Las Cruces, NM 88005 (505)541-1100, Tool & Die Maker, 2/99 - 8/02
National Radio Astronomy Observatory - 1003 Lopezville, Socorro, NM 87801-0387 - (505)835-7000 Toolmaker, 6/98 - 2/99
New Mexico State University - AutoCad certification 2004
University of New Mexico – Mechanical Engineering – 2 yrs.
TVI – Machining
United States Marine Corps. Veteran