“Victaulic is the leading producer of mechanical pipe joining solutions. We build technologies and provide engineering services that address the most complex piping challenges faced by engineers, site owners, contractors and distributors. Engineered with confidence, our solutions put people to work faster, while increasing safety, ensuring reliability and maximizing efficiency.”
- Victaulic Company
During summer 2016, I interned for Victaulic, Inc. Their grooved couplings, grooved fittings and pipe connectors are at work in more than 140 countries across diverse business lines. Buildings and structures like the Eiffel Tower, the Burj Khalifa, Olympic Games "Birds Nest", and the One World Trade Center use Victaulic's safe, efficient and effective innovation in mechanical joining systems. I worked in the Engineering Tools Technology Development Group at Victaulic. I designed features and enhancements for a new pipe preparation tool that achieved a 75% reduction in tool weight. Improved both groove-placement precision and ergonomics. Created and validated designs in Solidworks. Developed a touch-screen user interface design for Victaulic’s industrial-sized smart tools. Created a common Victaulic "look and feel" for tools and tool labeling. Introduced a design thinking approach to engineering product development.