Internship: Automatization of environmental impact analysis from CAD designs

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Will you help us today to make high-tech and medical products more sustainable tomorrow?


Our companies each distinguish themselves in their own field with unique areas of expertise and skills. In doing so, they help clients to perform better and achieve more. Based on a passion for technology, our companies can combine forces. By sharing knowledge and working together, we make a greater social impact. Demcon advanced mechatronics is a multidisciplinary development and engineering partner for mechatronic challenges, from concept to realization.


Demcon is a growing mechatronics design house, where many different types of complex products are designed, and sometimes manufactured: from medical devices to industrial automation machines.

The impact of the product design on the environment is typically hard to assess. The influence that a design change has on the environmental impact is therefore also hard to quantify. However, we do want to make more sustainable designs.

The goal of this 3–4-month internship is to make that process easier, by creating a software tool that allows the engineer to evaluate environmental impact, based on existing 3D CAD designs.
There exist several databases that list impact assumptions for materials, production processes, et cetera.
The environmental impact tool could be made by creating the functionality that links a database (such as IDEMAT or CES) to 3D CAD software. 
The output of the tool should be a metric for CO2-equivalent impact. This will allow the design engineers to quickly assess both the impact of their current design and, more importantly, the impact of changes to the design.

The internship would start with a preliminary study, into which tools and databases already exist, and then proceed to proposing and building a solution that fits Demcon’s needs. 


This internship is most suitable for a software engineer with a passion for sustainable design, or other technical background with affinity for software design.


Location: Enschede or Delft.


Demcon offers a dynamic, growing and innovative organization. With our complex projects and multidisciplinary teams, we offer a good climate for this project. Thanks to enthusiastic and dedicated colleagues, our working atmosphere is good, open and informal. You will be supervised (daily) by a colleague from our department. We welcome own initiative and give you space to express this. Furthermore, we offer you a allowance and a lot of flexibility.


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application procedure.

Does this vacancy appeal to you and are you curious about the application process? This goes as follows:

1. Apply
You have applied! We will discuss it internally and respond as soon as possible.
2. Phone call
We got acquainted briefly and want to get to know each other better.
3. First call
See if there is a match from both sides and if the expectations are correct.
4. Second call
We investigate a possible collaboration more closely.
5. Offer
We both see the match! Let’s make you a suitable proposal.
6. Contract
Your response to the offer is positive. We are going to finalize the collaboration!