Mechanical applications span a universe of requirements. Material, Strength, Temperature, Shape, Weight, Chemical Resistance, Conformance, Lubricity, Out Gas, Elasticity, Spring, Clever Combinations, etc...
Education is great, but It takes long experience to gain the insight needed to quickly focus on the best direction in mechanism design. Do you have a project that requires this level of experience ? If so - give Nick a call at LPD, Corp. and you will have access to someone who has over 30 years of hands on.
The difference in Lumazon Product Development, Corp. and other Product Development companies is that you don't work with sales, marketing or management. You work with the hands on engineers that do the work.