Peter Wolton

Principal Mechanical Engineer

  • Relevant Experience: 26 years

  • Education:
    BSME, University of Arizona
    MSME, University of Colorado, Boulder

Experience in the field

  • Technical/Mechanical Lead roles
  • Complex and dense electro-mechanical designs, IcePAK multi-physics analysis
  • CFD: ANSYS IcePAK, Fluent
  • Product Design & Development, Hand Held and On-Body Electronic Packaging
  • Endoscopic Surgery Device Design
  • High Volume Medical Disposables
  • Medical Product Development and associated Documentation Practices
  • Plastic over-molding and 2nd shot Molding, Insert Molding of Metal Parts
  • SolidWorks – since 97’​
  • FEA: ANSYS Mechanical & Solidworks Simulation
  • Creo

What do you like about working at Tensentric?

The people, the projects, and creating devices that make a difference in people’s lives.

If you couldn’t be an engineer, what would you be? Why?

A landscaper. I love to work with plants.

What’s the most interesting medical device project you’ve worked on and why?

The Hologic Brevera breast biopsy device. It reduced procedure duration from 50m to 3-12m. Some intense technical challenges for this project included miniaturization for reusable driver and high volume disposable design/DFM/6-axis robot assembly.

What unique set of skills do you bring to Tensentric?

I’m really tall, have good eating habits, and have 25 years of product R&D and commercialization experience.

If you could work on any type of medical device project, what would it be and why?

Surgical devices because improvement in surgical devices reduces procedure time, which in-turn reduces a slew of related costs and improves patient outcome. I enjoy designing products for high volume production.

Where are you from and how did you end up in Colorado?

I grew up in Sedona Arizona and finished undergrad in Tucson. I spent 11 years in SF bay area, at the end of which I needed to get away from the big city. Boulder’s combination of mountains, yoga, and vegan food was the perfect fit.

If you could go back in time, where and what time would you travel to and why?

Before the big bang: Be one with the universe.

If you had a billion dollars, what would you do with it?

Retire or create a network of enzymatic digestors for agricultural waste in India and around the world (Would reduce agricultural burning and so drastically improve air quality).