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Chris Hilleard

Chris Hilleard

Application Development Engineer

Advanced Manufacturing


Areas of expertise

  • Mechanical engineering design
  • Solidworks
  • R&D project management
  • Problem solving
  • Additive manufacturing technology applications
  • 3D Scanning/reverse engineering/GD&T reporting
  • Design for additive manufacturing


  • DipEng(Mech)
  • BEngTech(Mech)

Professional activities

  • 2004 Worldskills - NZ winner (polymechanics)


Chris has a wide range of experience in the mechanical engineering field, built on a strong foundation of SolidWorks mechanical design work.

He is a founding team member of Callaghan Innovation's AddLab service where, as an application engineer, he provides additive manufacturing solutions for New Zealand businesses.