3D ProScan Interview with Ryan
One of the most important factors in offering quality services is having experienced, knowledgeable people on your team.
When I meet existing customers, a common topic of conversation is our CT Engineer, Ryan Bergeron. People recognize him on our brochures and we always end up discussing the impacts of his know-how on their projects. While CT scanning is impressive in its own right, Ryan’s understanding of the technology and equipment enhance the value of our services and allow us to get data to you in the most thorough and timely manner possible. Whether it’s explaining the acquired data in a WebEx or climbing inside the instrument to set up challenging scans, he’s committed to providing the best data available. To recognize all of his skills, we wanted to take some time to put him in the spotlight and give our customers the chance to learn more about him.
What is your educational background? What types of training classes have you taken?
I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology (Concentration: Architecture) from Fitchburg State University in 2010. I have taken training in Calypso, Volume Graphics and GD&T.
What has your career progression looked like?
I went to school for Architecture. I have a background in CAD which helped with learning the CT Scanning software due to its similarities to CAD software packages.
How long have you been working in plastics and metrology?
I have been working in plastics and metrology for 6 years. Started in Plastics by working on CNC machines on the production floor cutting graphite. Came over to Metrology once Nypromold got the CT scanner in November 2011.
How long have you been working with the CT scanner?
I’ve been working with the CT scanner since January 1st 2012; roughly 5 and half years.
What do you find most interesting about CT Scanning?
CT Scanning gives you a more in-depth way of inspecting parts. The ability to take a plastic assembly and be able to see all the working components while virtually sectioning through the sample makes the process extremely easy and accurate. Not having to physically destroy the components in order to see something inside is a great benefit for our customers.
I know you make yearly trips to Germany for user group meetings. Can you tell us more about that?
For the past 5 years Volume Graphics would host a User Group Meeting in Heidelberg, Germany. These annual meetings are organized to allow professionals that use the Volume Graphics software to see and hear about the newest updates for the software. It also allows for conversation between the attendees to discuss their personal experiences with CT.
There are presentations by colleagues that are designed to highlight interesting uses of CT that Volume Graphics allows them to do. There are also presentations by the VG team (tips and tricks of the software).
CT Manufactures are also present to showcase their systems.
What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever scanned or been asked to scan?
The strangest request to date would be a cookie.
If you weren’t working with the CT scanner, what would you be doing instead?
I would have stuck with Architecture.
Ryan Bergeron, CT Engineer