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 Expert  108120

Expert in Laser Welding, Laser Material, Laser Applications, etc.

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

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Expert is a metallurgist who has been working with applications of high-powered lasers since 1979. He has worked extensively with carbon dioxide lasers. He has substantial experience in all of the major laser applications, including cutting, welding, heat treating, hardfacing, and marking. Expert has developed many enhancements to these processes.



carbon dioxide laser


YAG laser


metal laser cutting


laser cutting


laser welding

As a consultant, Expert's primary activity is solving problems with laser applications. He has investigated heat-affected zones in laser-cut titanium and specified process changes to reduce their size. He has examined laser heat treating and modeled the process to allow prediction of case depth and hardness. Additionally, Expert has trained laser system operators to use the equipment properly.

laser application

Expert has designed laser systems and system components, including autofocusing heads, beam-splitting heads, coaxial vision systems, scanners, and integrators. These have generally been production systems intended for continuous service and have performed well in those applications.

industrial laser

Expert's knowledge in laser material processing is practical with a thorough understanding of the underlying physical processes and metallurgical interactions.

laser materials processing


laser metal processing


laser processing


laser-material interaction

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California;  San Francisco, California;  Sacramento, California;  Oakland, California;  Stockton, California;  Fremont, California;  Modesto, California;  Salinas, California;  Santa Rosa, California;  and Hayward, California.

Often requested
with this expert:

Precision Mechanical Device Design and Manufacture, Laser...
Resistance Welding, Laser Welding, Arc Welding, Ultrasonic...
Ceramic & Composite Materials Development, Processing and...
Engineering: Mining, Minerals, Metallurgy, Chemicals,...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1968   BS   Metallurgical Engineering   Columbia University School of Engineering  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1991 to






Process development. Laser system design. Laser applications development.

1987 to 1991


Amada Laser Systems


Applications Manager


Process development. Customer training.

1979 to 1987


Spectra-Physics Corp.


Applications Engineer/Supervisor


Process development. Laser system integration.

Career Accomplishments:



He has 11 published articles, a book and has edited 2 sets of conference proceedings on laser materials processing.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Marcel Dekker  
 - The Fabricator  
 - Heat Treating Progress  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1993 to 1994   US Navy   Consultant   He provided advice on integration of laser system in manufacturing area.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He has worked with manufacturers of automotive air bags to improve laser weld quality in production.
  • He has designed, constructed and installed laser systems for integration into aerospace manufacturing systems.
  • He has developed ceramic cutting process for laser system manufacturer so they could successfully bid on a contract.
  • He designed optical system for biomedical applications; worked during system integration to meet requirements.
  • He resolved marking consistency issues for semiconductor manufacturer.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in 722726 for consulting on Electroless Plating on Polymer Substrate.
  • Laser welding expert for consulting on laser welding and nickel content in stainless steel.
  • Expert in rofin lasers for consulting on cutting of ribbon silicon wafers.
  • Expert for consulting on Al-alloy selection and laser micro-welding.
  • Expert in laser system development for consulting on correct equipment for galvanized coil laser processing system.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Laser cutting machine expert litigation witness for consulting on whether the system's shortcomings are software related, hardware related or operator error.
  • Laser expert for consulting on cutting tubular materials such as stints.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1994 to 1995   Singapore   Designed beam delivery system for semiconductor manufacturer; installed and debugged on site in Singapore.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   He has conducted training (in Spanish) on a laser system in Mexico with Mexican operators.
German   He can function in the German language after short refresher period.

Additional Skills and Services:

Laser Material Processing. 10 week university-level course.

Laser Processing. 3-day course developed for ASM.

Short courses in laser cutting, laser welding, laser heat treating.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He can locate vendors of lasers, beam delivery components, laser job shop services, and laser optics.


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