Daniel Ticker

Daniel Ticker

Berkeley, CA, US

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Experienced Digital Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in emerging Digital Fabrication Technologies such as CNC milling, 3D printing, laser cutting, as well as traditional woodworking. Expert in 3D software including Rhino, RhinoCAM, Fusion 360. 



Concreteworks, Alameda, CA, US, Digital Fabrication Manager

Aug 2019 - current

C. Naefke Woodworking, Oakland, CNC Programmer/Cabinetmaker

Take 3D models, construction drawings, and sketches, turn them into working shop drawings. Use Illustrator, Rhino, AutoCAD, to edit designs and program files for 2D and 3D CNC milling. Develop concepts, ideas, and methods for solving milling and machining complex features in AlphamCAM software. Responsible for engineering client prototypes including lighting, wall panels, signage and furniture.

Oct 2017 - current

University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, Digital Fabrication Lab Mechanician

Responsible for CAD/CAM processes, prototyping techniques, with a variety of different materials (wood, paper, plastic, metal). Skilled in operation and maintenance of digital machinery such ULS lasers, ZUND blade cutter, CNC router, metal mills, plastic and powder 3D printers.
Assigned fabrication tasks and installation projects for the college, as well as specialty workshops, and equipment orientation. Charged with prototyping assignments including CNC Joinery and 3D printing techniques. Accountable for monitoring student users and equipment, reviewing Rhino files, programming CNC in RhinoCAM, and intervening when necessary to ensure proper equipment use.

Oct 2017 - Aug 2019

Creative Wood, Oakland, CA, CNC Programmer

Tasked with programming, operation, and maintenance of 3 and 5-axis CNC routers. Coordinated with engineers and designers developing techniques to complete complex design details on asymmetrical shapes and fixtures with our 5-Axis CNC Router.

Apr 2017 - Oct 2017


Laney College, Oakland, CA, Wood Technology

Aug 2015 - May 2017

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, US, Bachelors, Public Policy

Aug 2008 - May 2012

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