Member profile

Juan Banchs

San Jose, California United States


University: University of California Los Angeles

Area of study: Mechanical Engienering

Year of graduation: 2022


I am an aspiring mechanical engineer who is passionate about hands-on experience. Creating is my passion, going from design to product, to testing, to redesign and so forth. Hence, my dream is to innovate - from designs of tech devices to roller coasters - to brighten people's lives. I am perseverant and hard-working and with that I make sure every project started reaches the best potential it can.

Interests and Hobbies: Creating from scratch (e.g. 5x5 meter wooden obstacle course for robots); playing the piano and guitar; sports like soccer, spikeball, frisbee, running, etc; dancing, from Bollywood to hip hop; coding; Puzzles and murder mystery.

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I have in-depth experience in CAD software such as SolidWorks, where I have designed multiple table-sized structures as well as performed thermal flow simulations. I am experienced with mechanical drawings and assemblies. I am also familiar with Fusion360 and SketchUp. I am working on Ansys Finite Element Analysis in UCLA's Super Mileage Vehicle Club, and validation with Design of Expeirment. I have machining skills such as using a Lathe and Mill, as well as experience with CNC machining. I have some novice Programming experience in several languages including (experience in descending order) Python, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C, C++, and C#. This comes from several projects taken on for fun as I know coding is an important skill to master! Other software includes GIMP for image processing and Silhouette Cameo for cutting designs. When it comes to languages, I'm fluent in English, Spanish, and Catalan, and I'm Conversational in Mandarin Chinese given 8 years living in Singapore.