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 Expert  108283

Expert in Adhesion Bonding, Plastic Surface Treatments, Plastics Decorating, Finishing, Coating, Laser Marking

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Texas (TX)
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Expert has extensive experience diagnosing adhesion problems and implementing cost effective solutions for bonding/joining like and dissimilar materials. He received a US patent for a bonding process which yields superior adhesion strength forces for commercial and military products. His adhesion knowledge encompasses a broad spectrum including electronic components, computer equipment, and automotive applications. He has worked with a variety of plastic substrates such as thermoplastics and thermosets (acetals, polyphenylene sulfide, polyesters, liquid crystal polymers). Knowledgeable in adhesion theory, adhesion application usage, and adhesive materials, Expert was a featured speaker on adhesion processes at the NEPCON West, Society of Plastic Engineers, and IICIT (connectors) symposiums. He authored technical papers on this topic.

plastic adhesion




adhesion technology


adhesion testing


adhesion science

Recognized worldwide for his expertise in plastic surface treatment processes, Expert routinely works with corona discharge, plasma, chemical, flame, and mechanical treatment methods. He received a US patent for a surface preparation method for pretreating plastic components. He currently develops and implements various types of surface treatment processes for clients around the world.

plastic surface treatment


surface preparation


flame treating


painting pretreatment


plasma cleaning


plasma etching


plasma surface treatment


surface energy


surface energy measurement


surface engineering


surface modification


surface modification engineering

Expert is intimately familiar with corona discharge technology, theory, equipment, and applications. He used this technology in the assembly of electronic connectors used in the smart missiles/bombs during Operation Desert Storm. His work has emphasized controllable, repeatable corona processes. He routinely develops and implements corona discharge processes for companies worldwide. He has written technical papers in this area and has received a US patent for a corona discharge process which solves bonding problems.

corona discharge surface treatment


surface treatment




corona discharge


corona treatment


electric discharge

Expert has extensive working knowledge of adhesive bonding of electronic components to various substrates such as thermoplastics, thermosets, elastomers, and metals. He is actively involved in a broad range of applications including electronic connectors, switches, semiconductors, backshells, and other related devices. He received a US patent for a 3-dimensional surface treatment adhesive bonding process that was later used to manufacture electronic connectors.

electronic component-to-substrate adhesive bonding


thermoplastic bonding

A significant portion of Expert's career involved his position as the Director of Engineering and Quality Departments for an international electronic connector company. His responsibilities included product design, introduction of new products, manufacturing engineering, and supplier certification programs. He developed and implemented new technologies for advanced manufacturing assembly processes.

electronic interconnect system

Expert has consulted with companies worldwide regarding ink adhesion processes including both military and commercial clients. He has invented a state-of-the-art process which resulted in superior ink adhesion and print quality. He has invented an ink decorating process to be used on 3.5-inch micro floppy disk shutters. With excellent knowledge of ink adhesion on difficult to bond polymers such as acetals, polyesters, polyphenylene sulfide, liquid crystal polymer, and other thermoplastic and thermoset polymers, Expert routinely recommends types of inks and suppliers to his clients.

ink adhesion

Expert has extensive experience in adhesive bonding of metals to plastic substrates such as thermoplastics, thermosets, and elastomers. He received a US patent for a metal-to-plastic adhesive bonding process. This technology was used to bond BeCu metal contacts to polyphenylene sulfide insulators for electronic connectors which yields superior adhesive bond strength and is qualified for commercial and military/NASA applications. He has applied this process to electronic connectors, switches, semiconductors, backshells, and other related devices.

metal to plastic adhesion

Expert routinely diagnoses and solves paint decorating problems. He is well acquainted with paint decorating computers, sporting goods, and other commercial plastic and metal products. He is experienced with many substrates including ABS, polycarbonate, and liquid crystal polymers. He works closely with injection molders and end users and often recommends paint suppliers and finishing companies.

plastic painting




plastic product decoration

Expert has years of practical and theoretical experience with ultrasonic welding processes and equipment. He has worked with 20-kHz and 40-kHz amorphous and semi-crystalline resins and is knowledgeable of the variables that influence weldability. He has set-up welding processes (including fixtures) for many commercial and military/NASA applications. He has been deeply involved with welding high performance engineering plastics such as polyphenylene sulfide, PEEK, and other similar polymers. He can diagnose welding problems and recommend equipment and has intimate knowledge of various joint designs and injection molding processes.

plastic ultrasonic welding

Expert routinely implements finishing processes and solves related decorating and finishing problems. Emphasis on establishing controllable and repeatable processes for commercial and military applications. His finishing process experience includes spray painting, ink printing, hot stamping, screen printing, ink jet, laser marking, plastic labels, electroless plating/shielding, precious metal plating, and hot-tin/solder dip. He has developed state-of-the-art techniques for superior part finishing.

thermoplastics injection molding part finishing


plastics printing

Expert has developed and implemented advanced techniques for bonding, joining, welding, and staking similar and dissimilar plastics. His broad range of knowledge in this area includes electronic components, computer equipment, and automotive applications. He has worked with acetals, polyesters, polyphenylene sulfide, liquid crystal polymers, and other high performance engineering thermoplastics.

thermoplastics injection molding secondary operation

Expert developed and qualified military/NASA approved laser compatible plastics and processes for marking electronic devices. Expert maintains that laser technology replaces conventional ink printing and offers significant advantages such as permanent high quality text, excellent print contrast, no curing, no metal engraving plates are require, and no hazardous solvent are used. He has written two technical paper on this subject.

laser marking

Expert has extensive experience in designing and manufacturing products assembled from PPS. His major emphasis has been working with PPS on secondary manufacturing processes including adhesive bonding, joining, ultrasonic welding, printing, laser marking, and other assembly processes. He developed and implemented the first Military/NASA-approved laser marking process on PPS which yields unprecedented print contrast and quality. He has assembled extensive environmental test data containing electrical and mechanical performance after secondary processing. He has applied his knowledge of PPS to electronic connector, automotive, medical, and computer applications. He has been a speaker at NEPCON West, the Society of Plastic Engineers, and the IICIT (connectors) symposiums concerning manufacturing components made from PPS. He has written five technical papers related to secondary manufacturing processes on PPS and other high performance engineering plastics.

polyphenylene sulfide

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Dallas, Texas;  Fort Worth, Texas;  Arlington, Texas;  Plano, Texas;  Garland, Texas;  Irving, Texas;  Grand Prairie, Texas;  Mesquite, Texas;  Carrollton, Texas;  and Richardson, Texas.

Often requested
with this expert:

Plastic Molding Processes
Ultrasonic Welding, Fluid Dynamics
Adhesive Consulting, Formulating, & Research in Structural,...
Plastics and Polymer Additives

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1992   MS / MBA   Marketing   University of Texas, Dallas  
1982   BS   Industrial and Systems Engineering   Ohio State University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1992 to




Founder, President, Principal Consultant






Director of Engineering/Quality/SPC




Expert's Firm


Manufacturing Engineering Manager






Production Supervisor


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, the International Institute of Connector and Interconnection Technology (IICIT), the Society of Plastic Engineers, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Professional Appointments

Society of Plastics Engineering Board of Directions Member, Decorating and Finishing


Expert received the Connector Supplier-of-the-Year Award from Texas Instruments in 1992. He also was awarded the Outstanding Supplier honors from Allied Signal, General Dynamics, GE Aerospace, Hughs Corporation, Loral Aeronutronic, Litton (Canada), and Motorola. Expert is listed in Who's Who of American Inventors.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has over 100 published articles in trade magazines on the subjects including plastics, plastics surface pretreatments, decorating & finishing, special-effect appearances, screen printing, digital printing, inkjet piezoelectric drop-on-demand, laser marking, product security, adhesives, UV technology, powder coating plastics. Expert has one patent for Corona Charging of Plastic and Apparatus Therefor; and one Patent Pending for Plastics Laser Marking.

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in High Performance Thermoplastics
  • Expert for consulting on Plastics decorating.
  • Flame plasma treatment expert for consulting on bonding polypropylene tubing.
  • Expert in Thermoplastics and modifying natural fibers.
  • Expert in Ultrasonic Welding of hermitcally sealed Package.
  • Inkjet coating expert for consulting on solvent inkjet substrate development.
  • Expert for consulting on Permeation through bottles.
  • Skin adhesive expert for consulting on Need to Consult on skin patch device -skin adhesives & fabrics.
  • Expert for consulting on silanization on glass - characterization & optimization.
  • Plastic adhesion expert for consulting on UV Ink adherence to plastic substrate.
  • Chemistry metal bonding expert for consulting on adhesion on metal of ink.
  • Paint expert for consulting on cleaning of part so paint will bond to steel & aluminum part.
  • Expert in Coating Application for consulting on ceramic coating process for the internal portion of a pipe.
  • Expert for consulting on Tribology and Lubrication for Bearings.
  • Expert in Ryton plastic ring failure due to electric arc.
  • Polymer expert for consulting on printing on plastics.
  • Expert in paint failure for analysis on lining failure on steel substrated.
  • Expert for consulting on Assistance in Flame bonding foam to vinyl
  • Static expert for consulting on Electro Static Troubleshooting on a blown film line.
  • Expert for consulting on Polyurethane Reactive Hot Melt Adhesive.
  • Expert in plastics adhesives for consulting on eliminating visible bond edge bloom areas or excessive wet glue squeezing out around the joint line of molded PE Foam to injection PC.
  • Expert in ashland chemical UV PSA for consulting on adhesive process development.
  • Silkscreen expert for consulting on silkscreen frame making.
  • Expert in etching micro patterns in glass.
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 in Vinyl Floor Tile Adhesion Claim.
  • Expert in Injection Mold Coating Evaluation.
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.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of the following printing equipment,laser equipment,surface treating equipment,inks,paints, and finishes.

He has access to the following for vendor location: printed materials, computer database, and personal contacts.


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