Meet Mohammad Hasani, the newest member of the Havenlabs team, holding the position of Mechanical Design Engineer. We at Havenlabs are so excited to work with Mohammad and extremely optimistic about what his skill set will add to our team.
We interviewed Mohammad to find out what sparked his interest in 3D printing.
Check out his answers below for great advice to those thinking of entering into the industry !
What made you want to become an engineer?
I chose engineering as a major but at first, I was not fond of the courses. My perspective completely changed when I become extremely interested in aerodynamic analysis. After this realization moment for me in 2011, I decided to focus on aerodynamic studies and fluid mechanics. Now I couldn’t be an engineer.
How did/what made you start designing? How do you continue to learn ?
At an early age, I always liked creating things out of any materials I could find. I would use any materials I could find. When I was 16 years old, my cousin gave me a copy of a 3D computer graphics program called Autodesk 3D max that he was no longer using. The rest was history. After learning animation on my own, I became attracted to product design and sketching. I continue to advance my knowledge in these areas of study by practicing sketching and continuously reading books and articles that pertain to the topic.
What inspires you to create and build?
My inspiration comes from the lack of functionality in everyday objects. Poor designs in these objects give me the drive to create better products with the power to create anything I think of.
Who has had the biggest impact on your work?
My dad has certainly been the biggest impact on my work. He is the reason I have always worked hard to improve my skills! His feedback on my designs allows me to perfect my work until it is without flaw. Having his support is very important to me because as a father, he knows how to push his son forward.
What is your advice for someone who is getting into 3D printing?
I would suggest studying the technology first before purchasing a 3D printer to identify what your motive is. I believe that you do not need to have a background in engineering to begin. Rather than having a formal education, one needs to have the want to learn how 3D printing works and how it could be useful to them. If you are new to 3D printing, learning on your own is certainly useful but my best advice would be to find other people who are also interested in learning this technology. There are many ways to do this. If you are attending college, you may be able to join a club, or if one does not exist, you can create a 3D printing club to learn side by side with fellow classmates. If not, you can do the same thing by joining or starting a local Meetup in your town. By collaborating and learning with others, you are sure to take your design to the next level !