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 Expert  107988

Expert in Resistance Welding/Spot Welding

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Wisconsin (WI)
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Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
WELDING APPLICATION; RESISTANCE WELDING; UPSET WELDING. Expert (kloe-dee) spent 13 years working for one of industry's leading OEM's of standard and special application welding machines. In 1991, he founded Expert's Firm to provide a production oriented problem solving service in virtually all aspects of resistance welding. Additionally, he has served as an instructor at the Resistance Welder Manufacturers Association (RWMA) Welding School in Machine Setup and Troubleshooting.

MACHINE SET UP; MACHINE SIZING. Expert provides assistance in machine setup to optimize weld settings for more efficient production runs and to minimize weld die and tip maintenance. He also provides machine sizing assistance when added production or new products dictate additional equipment.

TOOLING AND FIXTURING. Expert offers complete design and building services for weld fixtures. Accuracy, ease in changing consumables, and very competitive pricing are key to all Expert's Firm tooling.

WELDING TROUBLESHOOTING. He evaluates the problems encountered in production and diagnoses their causes.

OPERATOR TRAINING. Expert specializes in hands-on classroom and in-plant instruction in the basics of resistance welding. Sessions are geared to the needs, products, and personnel of each plant and emphasize the variables encountered in production welding along with the importance of maintenance.

MACHINE AUTOMATION CONCEPTING. Expert is experienced in machine automation concepting for new or existing products. Such automation lessens both manufacturing time and in-process inventory, enabling JIT schedules to be more economically met.

PRODUCT DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURABILITY. Expert has assisted numerous manufacturers in design for weldability. He offers part design assistance to benefit new product introductions.

MACHINE REBUILDING. Applied Weld Tech offers complete rebuilding services of all makes of resistance welders. A rebuilt machine with a new welder control will generally cost half the price of a new machine.

WELDING ROBOT. He has been continually involved with welding robots as an alternative to dedicated machines. Both spotwelding and MIG welding robots have been concepted and put in production.

WELDING AUTOMATION. Expert has concepted, built, and serviced machines and lines for production welding. Processes include all types of resistance welding as well as MIG, TIG, and plasma.


machinery maintenance


resistance weld


resistance welding


upset welding


welding application


welding automation


welding robot

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Chicago, Illinois;  Rockford, Illinois;  Aurora, Illinois;  Naperville, Illinois;  Elgin, Illinois;  Waukegan, Illinois;  Milwaukee, Wisconsin;  Madison, Wisconsin;  Green Bay, Wisconsin;  and Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Often requested
with this expert:

Resistance Welding, Laser Welding, Arc Welding, Ultrasonic...
Welding Engineering, Process Development, Welding...
Metal Stamping, Metal Forming, Stamping Dies, Stamping Die...
Metal Alloy Welding, Stainless Steel, and Nickel Alloy...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1967   BA   Liberal Arts   University of Vermont  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1991 to






1988 to 1991


Banner Welder, Inc.


Applications Engineer


1978 to 1988


Banner Welder, Inc.




Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has been involved in many in plant consulting and/or training programs to enable manufacturers to provide enhanced quality to their customers.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Robotic spot welding expert for consulting on implementation of truck cab manufacturing cell.
  • Welding expert for consulting on welding process improvement issues.
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:
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:
Because weld force is one of the three variables in resistance welding and is often taken for granted but often the trouble spot, Expert manufactures a very reasonably priced force gauge to use in machine setup and troubleshooting.

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:

Expert gears training specifically to each plant, its machines, and the product it makes.

He explains the physics of resistance welding to attendees in a way that is understandable to everyone involved in the production process from process engineers to machine operators.

He emphasizes the need for quality and the effects of the variables on the welding process.

Other Skills and Services

Expert rebuilds standard resistance welders and builds small special welders as well as tooling for products needing to be welded.

Involvement at the design stage of new products can often anticipate and prevent production problems.

He has found minor changes can enhance productivity and the bottom line of the product to be welded.


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