Blake Pachner

New Product Development Lab Manager - NPD Lab - Boise State COEN

Micron Engineering Building – Room 413
1020 S Manitou Ave, Boise ID 83725
Belmont & Manitou
Phone: 208-426-5635
blakepachner@techhelp.org

Blake Pachner has followed the honorable and well-trod path from Boise State Mechanical Engineering Student, to TechHelp NPD Student Employee, to TechHelp NPD Lab Manager.

Blake joined TechHelp and the NPD Lab at Boise State as a student employee in March of 2014.  After repeatedly earning High Honors on the Dean’s List, Blake graduated from Boise State in 2015 with a Bachelor’s Degree in ME and was hired as the full-time NPD Lab Manager.

Blake is interested in product design, industrial design, automotive & Motorsports engineering, and aerospace engineering . Experienced in additive and subtractive rapid prototyping methods: CNC machining, Milling and Lathe machine fabrication,FDM/SLA 3D printing.

He has experience in project management, product design including CAD design, rapid prototyping, and design for manufacture. He has helped clients design products and ideas from the ground up, from initial concept sketches to final CAD design and drawings for manufacturing. He enjoys both the industrial design and the mechanical engineering aspects of the design process, and both the creative generation process and the machine design and thermal/kinematic/dynamic analysis of existing designs.

Expertise:

Product Development Engineer:
Design, model, and test prototypes for products.
Design for Manufacturing
SolidWorks CAD design and simulation
Research and Testing Plans
Business model generation and planning

Activities:

Product Development, Project and Client Management. CAD Modeling & Simulation. Reverse Engineering. Rapid Prototyping. Design for Injection Molding. Part Design. CNC Machining & Programming. Industrial Design.

Education:

BSME Boise State University

Blake’s Blog Posts

TechHelp Welcomes Isaac Trussell to New Product Development Lab

Below, NPD Lab Manager, Blake Pachner (left), of TechHelp and Boise State, gives new NPD Team Member, Isaac Trussell, a tour of TechHelp’s Headquarters at Boise State’s College of Business & Economics. The TechHelp Team at Boise State’s New Product Development Lab welcomed new Team Member, Isaac Trussell, to the Lab this week.  Isaac is Mechanical Engineering […]

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Butter Bay Chapter V – Intellectual Property Considerations

Put a U.S. Made Butter Bay on Your Kitchen Table Today!!  In Chapters One and Two of the Butter Bay story, we explored the launch of the Butter Bay and how inventor, Jerry Scarrow, came up with his idea.  In Chapter Three, we followed Jerry’s product design & development journey with the TechHelp New Product […]

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Butter Bay Chapter IV – From Prototyping to Manufacturing – in the USA

Put a U.S. Made Butter Bay on Your Kitchen Table Today!!  In Chapters One and Two of the Butter Bay story, we explored the launch of the Butter Bay and how inventor, Jerry Scarrow, came up with his idea.  In Chapter Three, we followed Jerry’s product design & development journey with the TechHelp New Product […]

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Butter Bay – Chapter III: Product Design & Development

In Chapters One and Two of the Butter Bay story, we explored the launch of the Butter Bay and how inventor, Jerry Scarrow, came up with his idea.  In this week’s episode, we explore how Jerry took his idea for a better butter storage & delivery system through product design & development on his own […]

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Butter Bay – Chapter II: The Idea

We all use butter; probably on a daily basis. It sits on the table in a dish or crock or in the fridge in a butter dish. The butter on the table is soft but is it safe and does it taste good?  Butter from the fridge seems safe and fresh but it doesn’t spread worth […]

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The Butter Bay  – Chapter I – LAUNCH!!

Enjoy No Muss, No Fuss, Fresh, Spreadable Butter Congratulations to local inventor and “butterprenur”, Jerry Scarrow (R), for commercializing his idea for the Butter Bay – a better butter container. The Butter Bay is a new take on the centuries-old French crock method for storing and serving butter. Butter Bay keeps butter soft and spreadable anytime, without […]

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