Forest Wentworth – MEP/AMC Project Manager
Areas of specialty: system design, 3-D CAD design, quality control, welding, fabrication, quality control
Fields of specialty: containment systems, petroleum, engineering, food processing
Forest Wentworth serves as Maine MEP’s project manager at the University of Maine’s Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC) in Orono. His position was created in 2014 to act as a liaison between Maine MEP and the Center and expand the expertise available to Maine manufacturers who use AMC’s engineering support and service center. In his role, Forest provides a range of research, design and manufacturing support to clients by offering access to AMC’s valuable design and prototype services.
AMC houses a design lab, a testing lab that includes the University of Maine Department of Mechanical Engineering’s Hybrid Structures Laboratory, an advanced manufacturing lab and an industrial training facility. Its capabilities range from 3-D printing to environmental chamber services to rapid prototyping, among many others. Its fabrication capabilities and access to research expertise have helped dozens of companies overcome production challenges and develop new products.
Prior to his position with Maine MEP, Forest worked for an equipment manufacturer, designing and integrating tank systems on vehicles for the petroleum and firefighting industries. He has extensive knowledge in 3-D CAD design, CNC machining, welding and fabrication. Forest also worked in the petroleum industry as a quality control manager and design certifying engineer.
Forest graduated from the University of Maine with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technologies. While attending UMaine, he was a student engineer assistant at the Advanced Manufacturing Center and worked on more than 20 engineering projects and managed manufacturing precision machine components, as well as a pilot food processing line. This first-hand experience serves him well as he mentors the professional development of engineering students at AMC.