After completing his studies as Dipl.-Ing. (FH) mechanical engineering with a focus on "engineering design" in 2006, Felix Rodermund initially worked for 11 years as a development designer and technical project manager in the mechanical design department for ring rolling machines at SMS Eumuco (later "SMS Meer", later "SMS group"). At the then world market leader for forging and rolling mill technology, he gained extensive experience in worldwide special machine engineering and ultimately played a key role in developing the mechanics of a new generation of ring rolling machines, which included testing the prototypes and participating in the patenting of new devices. The day-to-day business included the design and calculation of purchased and manufactured parts (shafts, bearings, welded parts, cylinders, clamping devices, guides, gearboxes, couplings, cooling, heating, ...) as well as the design of production-friendly and assembling-friendly components.
The desire to make his own workflows as efficient as possible gave rise to a keen interest in advanced CAD methods, in particular automation using script programming in the CAD system and the creation of centrally controlled top-down models for highly automated scaling and modularization of entire machines with around 400 drawing parts. He used the knowledge he gained about the influence of different working methods on the model stability during this intensive study of the structure of CAD models to develop CAD guidelines and training material to improve the model quality.
His experience with technical calculations goes back to mechanical engineering classes at technical high school, where he graduated. In later professional life, a focus of interest was on increasing efficiency through universally reusable and transparent calculations in Mathcad and later SMath Studio. In order to achieve the greatest possible understanding of the stresses placed on mechanics, he completed further training in damage analysis on mechanical components and designing in welding technology and regularly carries out FEA simulations accompanying the design.
In 2018 Felix Rodermund took advantage of favorable conditions to start his own company Rodermund Construction and Development GmbH, R-Kon for short, and to offer his services independently.