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 Expert  107688

Expert in CAD, Computer-Aided Design, Mechanism Design, Product Design, Equipment Design

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

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

Summary of Expertise:

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COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN; COMPUTER-AIDED MECHANICAL DESIGN. Expert has been a 3D CAD user for the past 14 years. He has done recent studies analyzing and justifying his companies migration from 3D wireframe design systems to solid modeling design and simulation systems. He produces product photorealist rendering directly from CAD models to show product appearance prior to prototyping. He has developed products using Euclid3. This allows him to review all mechanical aspects of the design process. Designs are done with minimum fabrication costs with plastic sheet metal cast and machined part optimization.

PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT DEVELOPMENT. He has spent the majority of his career as a project manager/mechanical engineer in the development of custom assembly and test equipment. This work involves all aspects of the development from project justification to mechanical design to system level debug to maintenance manual development. The equipment developed involved the integration of vision systems, robotic control systems, lasers, microscopes, custom manipulators, and multi axis positioning stages, to name a few. The integrated systems performed tasks such as IC pick and place, automatic soldering of electronic components, high resolution inspection of integrated circuits, wirebonding and stripping, and multiple types of custom production tooling.

PRODUCT DESIGN. Over the last four years, expert has been developing many types of products. He has done this as one of the owners of a product development consultancy in the Silicon Valley. His business integrates the sale of 3D CAD/CAM/CAE systems with a mechanical development group. These together create the optimum Rapid Product Development team. They use the products they sell to help companies release products rapidly and accurately. Expert is specifically involved in the thermal and structural analysis, the detailed 3D mechanical layouts and drawings, the prototype coordination and the business management their programs. Specific products developed include cellular phones, speakers, high frequency antennas, rack mounted instruments, motorcycle windshields, radio telescopes, and electronic hand tools. These involved the detailed knowledge of plastics, sheet metal, castings, machining, and die castings.

PHOTO-REALISTIC RENDERING. He creates renderings of CAD solid and surface models. These are used by his clients as market or survey tools prior to production of a product. This imagery is created on Silicon Graphics computers and output is on high-resolution color printers.


computer-aided design


computer-aided mechanical design


product design


product photorealistic computer rendering


image rendering

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.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1983   B.S.   Mechanical Engineering   California Polytechnic State University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1993 to






Expert is the President and lead Mechanical Engineer of a 10-person consulting company dedicated to developing high quality products and equipment for both small and large companies.

1985 to 1993


Amdahl Corporation


Machine Automation Engineer


He developed automation and test equipment for mainframe computer assembly operations as well as managing all associated disciplines. This included managing a design department and a model shop.

1992 to 1993


Hewlett Packard Company


Manufacturing Engineer


Expert was a manufacturing engineer for laser system manufacturing, PCB fabrication, and sheetmetal fabrication operations. He also supported design and manufacturing groups with technical research/advice and documentation.

1981 to 1981


Shlage Lock Company


Senior Manufacturing Engineer


He participated in a summer college program to design various styles of lock mechanisms for the consumer industry.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of SME and SVEC.


He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of California and has been since 1988.

Professional Appointments

Expert was a Director on the SME International Board.


He has received two quality awards and two Directors awards at Amdahl.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has thirteen patents and two more in the review process.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - 20140266718  
 - 20140324113  
 - 20140039594  
 - 20130271260  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has acted as the lead consultant on many product and equipment development programs for companies all over the world. This involved use of his mechanical engineering and project management skills.
  • Mentoring - Development advice/counseling
  • DFM - Design for Manufacturing
  • Technical Product Development Budgeting support
  • Product Concept Development
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in industrial design and ergonomics for consulting on Low profile grap ergonomic design for potable PC.
  • Expert in reverse engineering for consulting on industry standard video connector.
  • Expert in packaging equipment design for consulting on feeding system for VFF's.
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:
  • Expert for consulting on die design litigation case.
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.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
English   Native Language

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has assisted many companies in the process of locating and qualifying vendors/suppliers. These were done for full products and well as components during his product and equipment development efforts at Fusion Design.


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