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Expert in Plastics and Medical Device Development, Plastics Processing, Material, Tooling, Failure Analysis

Expert ID: 724062 California, USA

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Expert is a huge proponent of concurrent engineering practices. He has helped numerous companies by helping them implement principles of concurrent engineering which requires all the departments from marketing to manufacturing and assembly to work together right from the inception of the product.

Expert has worked with engineering plastics throughout his 35 years career in plastics. He has developed procedures for selecting proper engineering plastics material for a given application, optimum molding of engineering plastics, and how to tackle tough processing issues concerning these materials.

Expert has served as expert witness for the legal community. He has effectively communicated the findings, results, opinions, and conclusions to the legal community and to the judges and jurors. He has qualified and experienced personnel to assist him and access to the laboratories with state-of-the-art technology to present complex scientific issues in a clear and concise format. his professional services are characterized by relevant expertise, timely response, and open communication

Expert has assisted his clients to determine which of the tests will yield the most meaningful results saving both time and money. He also has recommend the best test laboratories capable of performing the necessary tests in most expedient and cost-effective way. He has analyzed the data and help clients understand the results and recommend course of action. His multidisciplinary staff of consultants and experts has many years of experience in the analysis and prevention of failures, materials testing, and product design and evaluation. His group is frequently called upon to provide expert witness testimony and litigation support. The Group provides a unique combination of testing, failure analyses, data interpretation and consulting for clients worldwide.

Expert has applied his Plastics Engineering background and over 30 years of hands-on experience with molded plastics to assist clients with injection molded plastics throughout the world.

Recognizing the need for knowledgeable personnel in this fast growing field, Expert has worked diligently to develop skills in materials, tooling and processing of liquid silicone rubber. He has worked on many projects from design to material selection, tooling, processing and automation involving LSR.

Expert has worked with numerous medical companies in assisting them with proper procedures for medical polymer molding as well as trouble shooting complex processing issues.

Proper Material selection is a large part of Expert's consulting work. He has conducted many classes and seminars concerning material selection and data sheet interpretation. He has worked with many medical companies in assisting them with material selection.

Expert has worked with many companies in helping them develop new plastic products using concurrent engineering principles. He has developed "12 Steps to Six Sigma - a systematic approach to successful product design" which includes rapid prototyping, FEA, flow simulation analysis, design reviews and more.

Consulting project for a leading bionic and pain management technology firm to develop specialized Injection molding process for proprietary over-molded urethane parts.

Consulting project for a medical company involving research and development of a micro molded part. Assist in procuring tooling and prototype parts and also evaluate processing techniques.

Consulting service to a Fortune 500 office products company to assist with tooling procurement specifications, product improvement, and evaluation of molding shops in Mexico.Consulting service to a medium size Injection Molder to evaluate, recommend, procure and implement ERP/ Expert system suitable for manufacturing operation. Provided training as needed.


Consulting service to a major irrigation company concerning PVC molding problems. The project entailed studying, analyzing, and recommending tooling and process changes to reduce nonconformance. Recommend And Qualify alternate material. Assist with development of PVC hot runner tooling. Assist with DOE and correlation study to establish settings for optimum process and establish process control “P” dimension.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California - San Diego, California - Long Beach, California - Santa Ana, California - Anaheim, California - Riverside, California - Glendale, California - Huntington Beach, California - San Bernardino, California - Chula Vista, California

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1972 Degree: BS Subject: Plastics Engineering Institution: U MASS Lowell
Year: 1977 Degree: MS Subject: Plastics Engineering Institution: U MASS Lowell

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1981 to 1999 Employer: Performance Engineering Products Title: President/Partner Department: Responsibilities: Plant operation management.
Years: 1978 to 1981 Employer: Rain Bird Title: Sr. Plastics Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Plastics Engineering and technical services

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2006 to 2006 Country / Region: China Summary: Provided Technical due diligence, process and tooling evaluation, educational seminars
Years: 2004 to 2004 Country / Region: India Summary: Assisted with new product development, technology transfer, education and training

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
SPE, SPI
Professional Appointments
President So. CAL SPE, SPI Board Member
Publications and Patents Summary
Author
Handbook of Plastics Testing and Failure Analysis

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Worked with over 20 Law firms. Many depositions,
one court appearance.
Product Liability, Personal Injury, Patent cases.
Training / Seminars
Developed Plastics Engineering Certificate Program at CAL POLY, Pomona, CA currently active. Past instructor UC Riverside.
Conducted seminars throughout world.
Vendor Selection
Plenty as a business owner for 18 years
Marketing Experience
Plenty as a business owner for 18 years

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Hindi

Fields of Expertise

concurrent engineering, plastic injection molding, molded plastic part, micro irrigation, engineering thermoplastic, expert witness, failure analysis, injection molded plastic, liquid silicone rubber injection molding, medical polymer molding, medical polymer selection, plastic product development, plastic engineering, medical device evaluation, plastic injection molding process monitoring, business operations, polymer sheet forming, new consumer product development, metal replacement material, thermoplastic material selection, business management, nylon injection molding, mold maker, injection molding mold flow analysis, medical device coating material, extrusion, conductive polymer selection, plastic manufacturing, liquid silicone rubber, autoclavable plastic material selection, plastic medical device, plastic injection molding press, polymer selection for chemical compatibility, elastomer selection, plastic injection molding computer analysis, injection compression molding, medical device product development, rapid product development, thermoplastics injection molding, product development cycle time, plastic component design, medical device product improvement, medical device manufacturing troubleshooting, medical device manufacturing automation, plastic molding, material product development, design for manufacturability, new product development, medical device reliability testing, medical device mechanical stress analysis, medical device manufacturing, plastic material, double-shot molding, new product development management, design process, color additive, biodegradable plastic, medical instrument, thermoforming, polymer selection, medical polymer, medical device, injection molding, materials failure analysis, compression molding, blow molding

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