About a month before graduating highschool in 2012 I saw a job posting at the University of Hawaii at Manoa student job database for a machine shop assistant. It's safe to say the shop supervisor was surprised to hear a highschool student call in for the job. Since then, I've been machining and designing products.
I founded Gtscientific in 2017 while pursuing my Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering. It was during my first year in grad school I felt comfortable enough with CNCs to move up from 3020 and 6040 CNC routers and bought a Tormach PCNC440. Since then I've made numerous products and parts growing the business and skill sets along the way. Kickstarter has proved a reliable and helpful platform for designing quality products and keeping cash coming in to work on more useful products such as industrial tooling. My first rule when making products is it has to be something that I would use too.
Aside from machining jobs and Kickstarter projects I currently have 1 biomedical device in a clinical study at Kapiolani Hospital.
And like most of us, I do work a day job. I work for a small local firm that is primarily a defense contractor specializing in remote chemical detection systems. Rapid prototyping all day everyday!
Thank you for visiting my site! I hope my products may find some use or value in your life.
Hurco VM10Ui 5 Axis Machining Center
Syil X7 3 Axis Machining Center
Tormach SlantPro with Turret and Autocloser
Parker Majestic No. 2 6"x12" Surface Grinder
Ultimaker 2+ Connect 3D Printer
Bead Blasting Cabinet
Quincy QGS Rotary Screw Compressor with Refrigerator
Experience machining the following materials:
303, 304, 316, 17-4PH, stainless steels
Mild steel, galvanized steel, alloy steels, tool steels, hardened steels
Delrin, UHMW, polycarbonate, acrylic, Ultem
6061, 6063, 7075 aluminum alloy
Grade 2 titanium
Copper C101, C145
AZ31 Magnesium Alloy
Koa, Pine, Monkeypod woods
Former and Current Clients
The University of Hawaii at Manoa
Hawaii Space Flight Laboratory
Spectrum Photonics Inc.
Cadalyst Systems LLC
The 8th Axis
Synergy Design Co
Siva Afi Co
Precision Machinery and Tooling
Simply Wood Studios
Hi Motion Cinema
I do take on machining jobs and my rate starts at $100/hr
Tormach 15L Slant Pro CNC Lathe with Turret and Bar Puller
I often post the projects that I am
working on here. You can follow my journey as I grow and learn.
I have a number of videos going
over the features and review of my Hurco 5 Axis, Syil X7 VMC, my Tormach Slant Pro as well as my product videos.
Facebook @Gtscientific LLC
Some posts of the project that I am working on are also published here.