What’s in a name?
At Exact Engineering, we are firm believers in “exact constraint” design and so it was fitting to incorporate “Exact” into the name of the company. When properly applied, exact constraint design ensures precision products are engineered to be kinematically correct and simplest to manufacture. Machines, tooling and products designed with exact constraint methods are the highest performing and lowest cost. Exact Engineering is founded on the belief that this sort of simplicity and efficiency should be utilized no matter the complexity as it will yield the client the most accurate, elegant, robust and repeatable design that is the easiest to manufacture at the lowest cost.
In 2022 Exact Engineering, LLC moved to NH and became Exact Enterprises, LLC due to NH regulations. However we are still operating under the name Exact Engineering.
Founder and Principal Mechanical Engineer
David Anderson received an A.S. in Mechanical Drafting and Technology from Keene State College, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado. David has over 20 years of mechanical engineering experience.
From 2000 to 2002 David held the position of Senior Optomechanical Engineer for Network Photonics, specializing in optomechanical, electromechanical and MEMS design and analysis and testing of optical switching components for DWDM networks. David’s core responsibility was the design of an athermalized lens and optical metering structure. His work produced an ultra-stable, hi-bandwidth all optical switch possessing arc-sec stability over both temperature and vibration . His work in MEMS yielded a tilting mirror array for switching up to 96 demultiplexed wavelengths of light and resulted in a company-wide adoption of David’s design and two MEMS patents. David also developed the mechanical prototype and testing labs and was instrumental in the deployment of a 50 million dollar manufacturing facility.
From 2002 to 2013 David became the first Master Instructor of Mechanical Design and Fabrication at the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, a new engineering college west of Boston. The college recruited David for the design and development of three state-of-the-art campus machine shop facilities in addition to his teaching duties. David selected, sourced and installed over $1 million of manufacturing equipment ranging from sheet metal fabrication to 4 axis CNC machining to laser cutting and abrasive waterjet cutting. Additionally, David developed taught courses on mechanical design and fabrication.
David began consulting in 2003 and in 2006 formed Exact Engineering with the goal of providing clients the engineering breadth-and-depth of a large-scale engineering company at the efficiency and with the personal service associated with a small engineering firm.
Michael holds a BS in Mathematics from Iowa State University and brings over 40 years of experience in aerospace engineering, optomechanics and automated assembly machine design. At Ball Aerospace, for over 15 yrs Michael engineered extreme precision pointing and tracking systems such as gimbaled cameras and fast steering mirrors. Prior employment Michael was a Senior Optomechanical Engineer at Network Photonics where he and David Anderson worked together developing mems actuated DWDM all-optical switching devices. Before joining Network Photonics, Michael spent nearly 20 designing automated assembly machinery and is considered one of the leading experts in this field.
Brian holds a BSME from Montana State University-Bozeman and is a registered PE as well. Brian came to Exact Engineering from Cybex International where he was employed for 9 years a mechanical engineer in the R&D and Reliability group. Prior he was employed at Raytheon for 9 years as mechanical Engineer developing electromechanical systems.