From Prototype to Production – Inventors Association event April 28

Free Fairfield University talk by father and son team, Steven and Brian Bofill, on the fastest, most cost-effective way to take any start-up idea from concept, to prototype to a production-ready product.

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (April 14, 2015) – Sheet metal, plastics, PCBs, wiring, and system integration: how do these ideas grow from concept, to prototype, to production?

On Tuesday, April 28, at 7 p.m., Fairfield University will host a free workshop on this subject for the public led by Steven and Brian Bofill, the engineering father and son team at VengoLabs. Entitled, “From Prototype to Production,” it will take place in the DiMenna-Nyselius Library Multimedia Room (101).

The event is part of a series of talks and workshops at Fairfield for entrepreneurs. It’s co-sponsored by Fairfield University's School of Engineering and Dolan School of Business, in collaboration with the Inventors Association of Connecticut (IACT). 

Steven Bofill graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and worked for 10 years as an aerospace engineer/designer at defense companies across the United States. During that time, his focus was primarily on advanced aircraft design, specializing in composites, propulsion systems design and overall prototyping to production on programs including the Joint Strike Fighter, Predator B, and the S-97 Raider. He is chief of design at VengoLabs and is responsible for the mechanical design of all the Vengo machines.

Prior to working at Vengo, Brian Bofill was a systems engineer for a major defense company, and has worked as a system engineer for Ericsson. He received his bachelor’s degree in computer sciences from SUNY, a master’s degree in systems engineering from Stevens Institute and a master’s degree in management of technology from New York University/PolyTechnic. Brian’s knowledge and experience span from hardware, firmware and systems design and development, PCB development, test engineering, concept proving and configuration management and control.

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Posted on April 15, 2015

Vol. 47, No. 238

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