Mr. Palacio is an industrial designer and a product engineer. He makes a range of products for kids such as robots, kid play pools, bubble machines, inflatable toys, and air pumps. He has a background in engineering with excellent skills in 3D modeling.
He is competent in the following areas:
• CAD, CAM, CNC
• Creative designing and engineering
• Illustration, Industrial Design, Prototyping, Rendering, Robots and toys
He started his career as an industrial design intern with a manufacturer in China that creates quality innovative plastic products. He was involved with an international team for development of inflatable products. He worked with R&D engineers to generate new product development using Pro/Engineer CAD, CAM, CAE software to design new and innovative shapes with PVC sheets and rigid plastics.
Since January 2016 to present, he has been working in Shanghai. He designed a kid’s robot called Otto DIY. It is a 3D printable bipedal robot that comes to use of educating kids at STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics).
From March 2014 to December 2018, he worked on the development of inflatable summer leisure products for a manufacturer in China. He has been working on the designs of inflatable hot tubs, furniture, water sport products and toys for children with reputed brands such as Disney, Mattel and other licenses. He designed and developed more than a hundred projects in a year and successfully launched them in retail market.
From April 2014 to November 2015, he worked on Plobot in China. During this period he designed a tangible programming robot for children above four years age to enhance logical thinking and basic coding skills.
From March 2013 to February 2014, he worked in Copacabana, Colombia. During this period he was involved in research, development and marketing of cryo-therapy and thermotherapy products and sublimation graphic process applied to polyester fabrics. He was working on sampling of ideas to be manufactured.
From June 2012 to February 2013, he worked in Medellin, Colombia. During this period he designed and created animatronics characters for theme parks and shopping malls.
Mr. Palacio has received many awards and recognitions during the course of his creative journey. Some of them are as follows:
• STIDA in 2016: Second place in Industrial Design contest by Ministry of development in China
• Stratasys, Inc. in 2014: 3D printer
• Parametric Technology Corporation in 2011: PTC Academic “Speaker Box challenge”
E. Barnes has extensive experience in the field of mechanical drafting and design technology.
A. I designed a hat box to accommodate different sizes in Solidworks. The maximum lip dimensions were put into an Excel spreadsheet and I was given an image to trace. By accident the box also turned out to be suitable to be converted to fit a Star Vader helmet.
B. I designed a SAM – sniffer (sensor) in 3D AutoCad. It is a detector for a dirty radiation bomb.
I use AutoCad for 2D work, and SolidWorks, Solid Edge, Pro/E, Creo for 3D.
I keep up to date with software by practicing
I do everything myself. I don’t feel comfortable giving work to someone else because it may not turn out to be correct. I would rather make and correct my own mistakes.