Saturday, May 25, 2013

Biomet Microfixation: Product Development Engineer

As Chloe already posted, we are moving to Jacksonville, Florida. I have accepted an awesome job opportunity to work at Biomet Microfixation. I will be a Product Development Engineer on the Rapid Response team. 

A little bit about the company and what I will be doing.
Biomet is an international orthopedic device company (spine, hip, knee, etc…). My division, Biomet Microfixation, focuses on craniomaxillofacial and thoracic products. This means that we will be designing metal/polymer devices for face, jaw, skull, and chest reconstruction to replace damaged or missing bone (trauma, birth defect, cancer, etc...).
Zoomed further into Biomet Microfixation is my team, Rapid Response. This is a dedicated team of engineers with rapid prototyping and manufacturing capability to produce completely patient matched custom implants in an extremely accelerated timeframe, 2-3 weeks.

Here is the blurb from their website:
“Designed using anatomical models and extensive surgeon input, Biomet Microfixation prebent plates provide an alternative to traditional mandibular reconstruction techniques. Ready-for-placement plates enhance the accuracy of reconstruction procedures with pre-operative planning and exceptional fit while also providing significant time savings.

Collaborative Approach: Surgeon input enhances the implant design to more accurately reflect operative plans for reconstruction
Anatomical Fit: Plates are prebent using patient-matched anatomical models
May Reduce O.R. Time: Eliminates the need for complex intra-operative bending”

We also design specialized instruments requested by surgeons.
Here is a link to the website to see more explanation and pictures if you’d like:

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Our BIG News!

We have accepted a job in Jacksonville, Florida. We will be calling Florida our new home! 

We are excited for this opportunity and for the job that Jayden has been offered. Jayden starts on June 17th, so we will be moving within the next few weeks. Here are some photos of Jacksonville that I found on google. It is fun to explore and learn about where we will be living. 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

St. George Weekend

After Jayden's graduation we headed down to St. George for the weekend. Here are some photos of our trip

The Dinosaur museum:

Visiting the sand dunes

 Having a picnic in the back of the truck

Going to the park

Monday, May 13, 2013

Jayden's Graduation

I am finally ready to post the photos from Jayden's Graduation! My computers hard drive crashed and I was without a way to download the photos, but finally was able to get them downloaded. Jayden's graduation was a 2 day event. It started on Thursday, May 2nd with the general University commencement. On Friday, May 3rd was the College of Engineering Convocation. On Friday, Garfield's took everyone out to lunch at one of our favorite places called Nuch's. Then we went back to our apartment for dessert and presents. That afternoon was the convocation. It was a great 2 days and we are so proud of Jayden!