Plastic Technology, Adhesive Bonding, Encapsulating, Coating, and Molding
ID: 722728 New York, USA
Expert's selection of elastomer compounds depends upon the type of mold to be made with a pourable or brush on grade rubber. He used both methods depending upon the industry, and notes that aerospace and boat manufacturers would be two of the industries using these methods, for example elastomers and polymers.
Expert knows that every industry has a need for a mold maker to speed up the manufacturing process or for new design work. Not all "hands on personnel" are adept for rigid and flexible mold making, so as a consultant, he has been brought in to demonstrate the use of the products available for the respective tasks. He would develop a "teaching program" with the help of management in selecting staff members to train. Again, the managers tell Expert what they want, the cost limits and chain of command to interface with to do the job right for their project. Expert's expertise in selecting the right materials, cost, and production time in mold making helps the company from the drawing board to production.
Expert was involved in all types of mold making from benchtop, to machine- made parts (injection molding), compression molding, and rotation molding.
Expert used testing procedures (generally in-house but also at qualified labs) to determine breakage, shrinkage, ASTM classification, complete destruction, chemical resistance, heat distortion, and concern for potential allergic reaction.
When Expert is asked to consult, he can take an idea off the paper stage and “run with it” until he has a finished product. In many cases he has to consider the question of chemical compatibility. His prime concern is for the environment, as well as taking care that no damage, destruction, nor distortion of the plastic part occurs in its intended use and expected longevity.
Expert would use his materials and processing engineering expertise to select for the model maker the proper materials to produce the molds and parts to be made. He is instrumental in helping mold makers all over the country, such as famous doll makers, candle makers, and those involved in scientific equipment construction and in restoration of churches and buildings with respect to replacing their art work.
Expert can select a polymer for an application depending upon the type of properties each polymer offers and the price, as well as the life span of the cured polymer.
Expert can assist in choosing a rigid or semi-rigid plastic resin, liquid, or powder depending on part configuration and material requirements, for the mold or the parts produced. As an example, this was done for a prototype to be evaluated in the toy industry, recreational industry, and the auto industry.
Throughout his 45 years in plastics and rubber technology, Expert has been well known in his field as a materials processing engineer involved with the selection of two-part adhesive systems. Expert successfully bonded aerospace composite materials to each other and then to a third substrate surface. He also developed processes to bond laboratory stone tops without the need of machining and inserting brass fasteners.
|Subject: Chemistry & Education
|Institution: Long Island University
|Institution: New York University
|Subject: Liberal Arts
|Subject: graduate level of education
|Institution: C. W. Post
|Institution: Booklyn Polytech
|Years: 1993 to Present
|Department: Materials & Process Engineering
Responsibilities:Expert is the owner, distributor, and materials processing engineer for technical sales for most industries.
|Years: 1962 to 1995
|Employer: Smooth-On Manufacturing, Inc.
|Title: Sales Engineer
|Department: Technical Sales & Service
Responsibilities:He was involved in sales; training personnel in the use of the products; instruction in health and safety; reducing costs’ working with model makers, engineers, and architects; for construction and restoration work. He worked in medical instrument development and prosthetics. He developed uses for nonskid boat decks, water tank construction, and laboratory installation. Products were also used in the automotive industry and aircraft industry.
|Years: 1958 to 1962
|Employer: Self: Formulator & Sales of Epoxy & Rubber Compounds
Responsibilities:Expert developed a new use for manufacturing and repair, and safety features.
|Years: 1958 to 1962
|Employer: Smithtown School District
|Department: Dept. of Science
Responsibilities:He prepared and inspired students in high school to pursue further education so that they could work in a job they would enjoy.
|Training / Seminars
|Expert presented an education outline in 2003 to the B.O.C.E.S school system in New York.
|Expert is a distributor of products related to his areas of expertise.
|Expert assists his clients with copywriting, advertising, design change, and new product concepts.
|Other Relevant Experience
|Expert has assisted in trade shows and seminars related to the plastics and rubber industries.
|Expert speaks some Italian, and understands it better when someone is speaking to him. He can also read Italian.
|Expert studied German for two years in college and can speak to someone and understands someone speaking to him. He can also read the langugage.
Fields of Expertise
adhesive removal, elastomer selection, hand lay-up molding, mold maker, molded plastic part, plastic material test procedure, polymer selection for chemical compatibility, rubber selection, polymer selection, plastics mold, adhesive selection, metal replacement material, molded-case circuit breaker, sealant selection, aqueous adhesive, high-temperature rubber, anti-adhesive, plastic tube sealing, conductive polymer selection, slush molding, plastics industry, adhesive application process, plastic forming, adhesive application, rubber product, adhesive formulation, plastic molding, thermoforming, electronics manufacturing, rubber processing, compression molding, blow molding