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 Expert  107791

Expert in Fasteners


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Illinois (IL)
USA
Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Expert offers consulting services to hardware manufacturers, distributors, and OEM users on issues related to engineering, design, application, training, and sales of threaded fasteners, lock nuts, and machined and cold-headed parts. He is a member of the editorial staff of American Fastener Journal and has had his work published in Fastener Technology International and NW Builder Magazine.

Expert has expertise with the design, application, and manufacturing of threaded fasteners and parts. He has worked with self-tapping screws and the associated thread cutting, forming, and high-performance thread rolling. He is knowledgeable of the drive systems for a variety of screws, involving internal recesses and external drive surfaces. He is experienced with machine screws and bolts of all types and materials, including those for consumer products and automotive, heavy equipment, medical, construction, and micro-miniature applications. Expert is familiar with pre-loading issues, plating, coating, and lubricants for both English and Metric systems.

Expert has experience with the design, application, and troubleshooting of locknuts, both metal and nylon insert types. He is familiar with wrenchable and self-wrenching locknuts. He can answer questions on clinch nuts, flush mount styles, and caged captive styles as well as issues related to materials, coatings, lubricants, and torque.

Expert's experience with screw machines includes work with Swiss, single and multiple-spindle processes, numerical control, and wire turning machines. His design knowledge provides efficiency at the blueprint stage for documentation clarity. His proficiency with microfinishes, materials, coatings, and handling of finished work has led to the sourcing of the most efficient processes compatible with the required dimensions, quantity, and materials.

Expert has worked with the design, application, and troubleshooting of wet and dry, high- and low-pressure, sealing applications, achieved with nuts and screws. He can address issues related to calibration, self-locking, and reusability.

Expert is experienced with the cold heading of standard products as well as specially formed shapes. He has redesigned products to reduce two or more parts into a single shape while at the same time retaining the original function in assembly. He is familiar with head slotting, trimming, point slotting, and various point types.

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fastener manufacturing

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industrial fastener

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mechanical fastener

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mechanical fastener standard

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plastic fastener

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quick-release fastener

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rivet

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screw

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screw thread

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set screw

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sheet-metal screw

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slotted-head screw

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hexagonal-head bolt

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high-strength bolt

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metric fastener

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plastic bolt

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round-head bolt

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square-head bolt

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threaded fastener

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threaded fastener engineering

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threaded fastener failure analysis

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threaded fastener manufacturing

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toggle bolt

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locknut

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lock washer

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hexagonal nut

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lug nut

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square nut

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washer

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tee nut

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screw machine

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automatic screw machine product quality control

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fastening bolt

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cold metal bending

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fastening nut

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fastening lock

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fastener coating material

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fastening spline

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cold forging

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cold forming


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Chicago, Illinois;  Rockford, Illinois;  Aurora, Illinois;  Naperville, Illinois;  Joliet, Illinois;  Elgin, Illinois;  South Bend, Indiana;  Gary, Indiana;  Milwaukee, Wisconsin;  and Madison, Wisconsin.

Often requested
with this expert:

Fastener Engineering
Fastening to Aluminum, Plastic, and Other Soft Material,...
Advancing Fastening Design and Application Engineering,...
Fasteners, Latching mechanisms, structures, aircraft...

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

1995 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

President

 

1994 to 1995

 

Abbott Interfast Corporation

 

Product Development

 

Vice President

 

1990 to 1993

 

Abbott Interfast Corporation

 

Product Development

 

Vice President & National Sales Manager

 

1975 to 1990

 

Abbott Interfast Corporation

 

Product Development

 

Vice President

 

1971 to 1975

 

Abbott Interfast Corporation

 


 

National Sales Manager

 

1970 to 1971

 

Abbott Interfast Corporation

 


 

Midwest Sales Manager

 

1964 to 1970

 

Abbott Interfast Corporation

 


 

District Manager

 

Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, and the Aeromechanical Fastener Requirements Group.

Awards/Recognition

While at Interfast Corporation, Expert was named Manager of the Year in both 1986 and 1992.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Expert is the author of fifteen patents and one pending patent associated with many areas of fastener and hardware technology. Refer to the "Publications" section below for more patent highlights. These five designs particularly illustrate how Expert's inventions run the gamut in fastener technology: high performance deck screws; a safety/performance device for loggers footwear for extreme topography; an electronics assembly; an electro-mechanics assembly; and hardware for a fluid power application.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - U.S. Patent and Trademark Office  

Government Experience:
Agency   Description
Aeromechanical Fastener Requirement Group, Mil-Std-1515   Expert worked for the Aeromechanical Fastener Requirement Group for ten years. His goal was to stimulate development of a military specification covering sealing lock nuts for wet wings, fuel containment and hydraulic joint sealing and the applicable test specification parameters. He attended regular meetings nationally and contributed to the relevant committees.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • During his employment at Abbott Interfast, Expert published an internal newsletter to the marketing department on products and applications. He has presented comprehensive clinics on threaded fasteners, touching on issues related to design, selection, drive systems, installation processes, materials, platings and applications.
  • During his career, Expert has provided technical support to inside and outside sales personnel covering the full scope of products within the range of commodities defined under his area of expertise, including interfacing with customer personnel.
  • Additionally, throughout his career Expert has consistently visited customers to troubleshoot applications involving the full spread of commodities within his area of expertise and also designed and made recommendations on new products and troublesome applications. He is experienced and comfortable with on-site consulting.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in Fasteners and cold headed process.
  • Expert for consulting on A new patented screw design.
  • Expert in screw thread design for consulting on large thread design.
  • Expert for consulting on cold heading copper alloys.
  • Fastening expert for consulting on Product Development.
  • Expert for consulting on hand tool market and threaded fastener removal.
  • Expert in aerospace rated rivets for consulting on determining what are the proper tools and methods of installation.
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:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has conducted research work involving manufacturing and process costs and availability of specific designs. He has also given testimony regarding the design and fail-safe reliability of a lock nut application for a marine transmission linkage.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in screw identification and usage for consulting on screw identification and usage.
  • Expert in fasteners for consulting on inspection of type "B" defective threads.
  • Spindle axle nut expert for consulting on Pro-torq failure causing semi truck wheel to fall off.
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.

Market Research:
He has executed field sales of a wide range of fasteners. He also managed outside and inside sales groups and customer service personnel.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of standard fasteners, cold-headed special fasteners, locknuts, and bulk screw machine parts.

Other Skills and Services

Throughout his career Expert has executed successful troubleshooting on problem applications and cost reduction issues including converting machined parts to the cold headed process.


 

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