Montie Design’s Summer of Design Comes to An End – Part 1

Earlier in the year we sponsored a student design contest for students in NC and Virginia.  Nick Pennington submitted a contest winning slingshot design.  We liked his design so much that we invited him to serve as a summer intern at Montie Design and commercialize his design.  Nick managed to successfully complete two versions of his design.  Look to see both versions in the Montie Gear catalog in time for Christmas.

"Y" fork Version
"Y" fork Version

 

Gloveshot Version
Gloveshot Version

 

Al Ely (ADR Hydrocut) teaching Nick the finer points of designing for waterjet cutting

 

"Y" fork frame as it comes off the waterjet
"Y" fork frame as it comes off the waterjet

 

Rob, our machinist, putting the finishing touches on the gloveshot cross member
Rob, our machinist, putting the finishing touches on the gloveshot cross member

Montie Roland

Montie Roland is President of Montie Gear, a manufacturer of outdoor sporting equipment in Sanford, NC. Montie is also employed at Pentair in Sanford, NC as a Mechanical Engineer on the New Product Development team. Montie enjoys finding innovative solutions to customer requirements. He has 15 years of experience engineering products in diverse market spaces including industrial, commercial and military. Montie earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University. He is also the President Emeritus of the Carolinas chapter of the Product Design Management Association (www.pdma.org/carolinas) and a founder of the RTP Product Development Guild (www.rtpproductguild.com).

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