Jim Bures AFTL

Currently I am a Product Engineer with EndoEvolution, my second job working with Medical Devices. I supervise construction of a suturing device and its needles. My career has focused on Mechanical Design. Raytheon has been a big part of my career. At Raytheon, I designed and documented various radar related equipment. I've led projects from conception to production, coordinated prototype manufacture and negotiated vendor quotes. I've worked alongside other departments to develop and release drawings, write and process ECOs, and maintained parts lists.


During my career, I've designed with Solidworks, ProEngineer and AutoCAD. I earned my Solidworks CSWA (Certified SolidWorks Associate) in 2015 at QCC. In 2016 / 2017, MassBay taught me how to create detail drawings, sheetmetal and plastic parts using Solidworks. MassBay focused me on designing mechanical solutions for actual companies like SMC Ltd. I have experience programming and running CNC mills and lathes through WPI and MassMEP's Advanced CNC Skills Program.


I have a BSME from Tufts, where I graduated Magna Cum Laude.


I am also very proud of my Associates Degree in Graphic Design from Mt. Wachusett. I ran my own freelance company, All for the Lord, from 2008 to 2012. I designed commercial and non-profit collateral: brochures, postcards, ads, tee shirts, logos, and websites and more.


My lifelong desire is to make electronic music. I also want to visit Antarctica. I draw cartoons.