Sasaki has been handling R&D projects for cars and truck companies and design or modeling studios in Japan and China.
One of the most challenging projects that he has worked on was the business-class seat production, a 3D CAD-based project for Singapore Airlines’ new Airbus A380. It was a two-year commitment to incorporating international development standards from the UK, Singapore, and Japan.
His favorite software is Autodesk Alias, the mainstream surface modeler for styling and designing cars and trucks. He uses Alias for V2 jet designs, one of the primary software tools for designing and styling automotive and aircraft equipment. He mostly designs 3D models and does rendering and basic animation using Alias. He also uses Autodesk Showcase and Rhino for 3D modeling. He is competent in the use of Inventor. He also handles 3D CAD-based projects that require working on SolidWorks and Creo.
Mr. Sasaki has worked on-site in Japan, Malaysia, and China for a considerable number of years but he enjoys CAD consulting as well. He owns a 3D industrial design firm that also provides external design consulting.
Most of his clients are overseas, and he communicates with them via e-mail, phone calls and sometimes by Skype to share his Alias CAD-screen. He often has a kick-off meeting with a client. He believes that car companies generally dislike remote design work, so on-site work becomes more or less mandatory.