Professor Simon  Vaitkevicius

Professor Simon Vaitkevicius

RJG Technologies
Consultant Trainer

Why we invited Simon

Simon is a consultant trainer with RJG Inc. who has over 20 years of experience as a Mechanical
Design Engineer, initially working globally for Nokia UK then running his Engineering training business, design consultancy and 3D printing bureau. Simon joined RJG Inc. in October 2016 and has been active in the delivery of design based injection moulding courses and consulting in new product development. Based in Peterborough in the UK Simon specialises in design for manufacture, tooling and delivers fundamental moulding training. During his time at Nokia Simon specialised in tolerance analysis, stress analysis, process control and 2D drawing and worked on many different mobile telephone projects that were destined to be iconic products of the late 90’s and early 2000’s.Tooling optimisation and innovation played a big part in Simon’s career at Nokia which he has used in promoting Engineering within Universities, colleges and to the general public where the opportunity arose.

In early 2011, Nokia announced a scaling back of activities globally and with the support of a business start -up grant from Nokia, Simon has created a training and development organisation called Lincs Training Ltd that uses his experience as a global trainer in mechanical design engineering
and competence development.

Simon is very active in the promotion of Engineering as a trustee and volunteer director. He
has been involved with the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) through the Visiting Teaching
Fellowship scheme at London Southbank University and most recently through the Visiting
professors scheme being VP of Innovation and Employer Engagement at Bournemouth University.
He is also involved with the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED), where Simon is Chairman of
Membership and Senior Vice Chairman of Council and has active roles on the Engineering Council
board representing Group B institutions, serves on the British Standards Institute (BSi) committee
looking after BS8888, is National Records Officer on the British Model Flying Association and is
involved with the All Party Design and Innovation group (APDIG) advising on design policy. In his spare time Simon likes to design, build and fly competition model gliders and competes at a national level and has just completed the design and build of an Eco-House.

Where you can see Simon

26 Sep 2017
Time:  10:20
Introducing Stage
Aluminium vs. steel tooling - A practical study - Prof. Simon Vaitkevicius, Consultant Trainer - RJG Technologies

Why you should attend this presentation

The presentation will give an overview of a study that RJG Technologies Ltd.  have been undertaking for a customer who produces very high quality Aluminium material who was looking to provide a quantifiable differentiation between their Aluminium they produce and others on the market. RJG have helped design an innovative two cavity tool to produce a simple product. The tool includes the eDART pressure and temperature sensor technology which analyses in-cavity parameters between the aluminium and steel sides of the tool. The presentation will cover the findings of the differences between the aluminium and steel side of the tool and draws conclusions on the implementation of aluminium mould tools for production tooling.

Simon Vaitkevicius
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