Sebring Mechanical Design, Inc.
Paul Sebring brings more than 25 years of mechanical design experience to the medical imaging industry. Since 1995, he has been consulting for clients like XRE Corporation, GE Lunar, Stereotaxis Inc, and the University of Texas. His primary business is CAD-based mechanical design and manufacture of mechanical assemblies, including consulting on mechanical design issues, selecting and procuring materials, and subcontracting piece parts.
At XRE Corporation in Littleton, MA, Paul was a mechanical design engineer from 1985 to 1994. Before becoming Trex Medical and later Hologic Systems, XRE was a $40M company producing medical x-ray imaging systems for cardiac and angiographic studies.
Pauls's primary responsibilities included all aspects of prototype mechanical design, project scheduling, customer interfacing, working with physicians and OEM customers to achieve product requirements, interfacing with vendors, and researching requisite materials.
Paul functioned as design team leader on several projects and incorporated cost-reduction into existing designs. He designed various patient positioning tables, balanced imaging support structures with manual and driven motions, user interface control joysticks and multi-function handles. Among his achievements at XRE are three U.S. patents.
Engineering Dynamics Corporation
At EDC in Lowell, MA, Paul was a mechanical design engineer from 1978 to 1985. He was responsible for designs such as the BIOCYCLE computerized fitness cycle, Cardiac Stress Testing System, Digital Radiography Positioning Device, Composite MRI Bridge, and other patient pallets, tables, gurneys, leg boards, and head restraints. He also organized a department to produce carbon composite medical patient pallets.
Paul interfaced with customers regarding product engineering, quoted jobs, set up a Torque Calibration Dynamometer for product calibration, implemented UL listing for Cardiac Stress Testing System, provided production control on short-run projects, and handled materials procurement for engineering prototypes.
Paul holds an ASME in Mechanical Design Technology from Wentworth University, where he was a Dean's List student. He has attended advanced CAD courses in SolidWorks, as well as training from Intergraph (EMS) and Bentley Systems (MicroStation Modeler). He has completed classes in Designing for Liability and ANSI Y14.5 Geometric Tolerancing.
Paul enjoys road and mountain biking, paddling canoe or sea kayak, cross-country skiing, and hiking. He's often involved in a metal fabrication or wood construction project. Some of his "fun" projects have been building mountain bike frames, lightweight Kevlar canoes, and carbon fiber racing paddles, and most recently, restoring a 1973 Land Rover.