Who you're hiring

Dude engineering specializes in mechanical and manufacturing engineering, specifically in design and fabrication.  I have experience in many different aspects of design and the design process.  Due to my experience and I can support the individual that has a new and unique idea for a product or piece of equipment and I can support the development of fully automated processing equipment for large scale production.

My engineering background includes:

  • Process and equipment design

    • material transport (dry, wet, slurry, etc.)​

    • mixing and blending

    • drying (tumbling, coating, conveyor, tray, etc.)

    • pack-out (loading, sorting, etc.)

  • ​Modifications to existing equipment​

    • updates, upgrades, recommissioning, etc.​

  • Mobile device design and development

  • Food processing equipment

  • Outdoor and recreation design/development 

  • ​Product development​

    • R&D​

    • concept development

    • manufacturability 

    • production

  • SolidWorks, Unigraphics, Pro-E

  • BOM, FEA, supply management, part sourcing​

  • PLC programming​

  • Prototyping - 3d printing, machine shop, assembly

  • Explosives and defense industry (HA, Facility siting, PSM, DoD, testing, classification, etc.)

  • Explosives safety training (PHA, PSM, Facility Siting, Electrical Classification, etc.)

  • Combustible dust (NFPA 652) & Dust Hazards Analysis

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Who You're Hiring

Personalized attention and focused effort

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Ryan Dittmar

Founder and Principal

I'm passionate about providing quality and value to every client.  Longevity in business is about developing working relationships that are mutually beneficial.  My standard is to deliver products and ideas that I'm proud to put my name on.  With over 25 years of experience in the engineering world I've found that the most rewarding aspects of a job are on-time delivery of products and ideas that meet or exceed the clients expectations.  My clients become my friends and it feels good knowing they rely on me for quality and integrity.  

The most important things in my life are family and friends. I'm a skier, a mountain biker, a climber, a hiker, a hunter, an adventurer, a dad, a grandpa, a bother, a son, and a partner.  Like a lot of professionals and businessmen . . . I'm just a "dude".

I love what I do and I've worked with some amazing groups and individuals.  My experience ranges from working with individuals to develop small recreational hobbie projects to developing processes and equipment for thousands of pounds of output per shift.  I've had the opportunity to work all over the world with clients in Japan, Australia, Turkey, China, Mexico, Belgium, and of course all around the United States. My experience includes working with great organizations such as:

  • Lockheed Martin

  • NASA

  • SpaceX

  • Boeing

  • Remington

  • Austin Powder

  • Northrup Grumman

  • Raytheon

  • FBI

  • ATF

  • Thales Group

  • Honeywell

  • TRW

  • and many others