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 Expert  108425

Expert in CAD/CAM

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Minnesota (MN)
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Summary of Expertise:

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AUTOMATION. Much of Expert's career has been devoted to computer or microprocessor automation of both products and manufacturing processes. His product automation experiences include: automotive diagnosis, medical diagnosis, and LAN products. His process automation experiences include: electronic motor manufacturing, n/c & robotics manufacturing, and CAD/CAM.

ELECTRONIC DESIGN; ELECTRONIC DEVICE. During Expert's career, he has been a founder of six start-up companies, and all involving electronic devices that he has created. He has 25 years of experience designing analog and digital systems for manufacturability and durability, many including communications, microprocessor, and ASIC technology.

CAD/CAM. Expert's career includes the application of CAD/CAM to tool and die design and fabrication processes, as well as the founding of a CAD/CAM company known today as Camax Systems. Today, Expert's company, Perception, Inc., has both mechanical and electronic CAD/CAM systems and uses the technology daily in product design and development.

NUMERICAL CONTROL (N/C). Expert's career includes the application of n/c to tool, die, and product fabrication and the founding of an n/c automation company known today as Intercim Corporation. He has successfully applied n/c to the manufacture of jewelry, printing equipment, and medical devices. He is a past president of the Numerical Control Society, a worldwide group.

ENGINE DESIGN. Expert's experience includes the design and development of diagnostic equipment and concepts for internal combustion engines controlled by electronic systems. A thorough understanding of engine design and emissions is required for what has proven to be one of the most successful engine diagnostic products currently on the market.

PRODUCT DESIGN. Along with 25 years of electronic and mechanical product design for his own interests, there is a ten-year span focused on contract design for the benefit of others. Through the years he has demonstrated a unique ability to creatively apply new technology to the product needs of a business.

PROGRAMMABLE GATE ARRAY; LOGIC. Expert has gained a level of competence in evaluating current market offerings and matching them with potential applications. He has successfully applied several families of PAL's and the Xilinx FPGA to new electronic products.


automation technology


computer-aided design


electronic device


electronic device design


engine design


numerical control


product design


programmable gate array

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Minneapolis, Minnesota;  Saint Paul, Minnesota;  Rochester, Minnesota;  Burnsville, Minnesota;  Saint Cloud, Minnesota;  Eden Prairie, Minnesota;  Minnetonka, Minnesota;  and Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1978     Various Technology Continuing Education Courses   University of Michigan & Wisconsin  
1964   BSIE   Manufacturing Engineering   Oklahoma University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1990 to






1988 to 1990


Intercim Corporation


Chairman - Board


1986 to 1988


Intercim Corporation


President & CEO


1983 to 1986


Intercim Corporation


Co-Founder, Vice President of R & D


1980 to 1983


Micronix Incorporated (Perception, Inc.)




1965 to 1975




Process Research Engineer


1961 to 1964


Expert Roberts Company


Tool & Die Maker


Career Accomplishments:

He is a long-time member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers/CASA, and was a long time member of the Numerical Control Society (which disbanded in 1990) and IEEE. He has also been a member of the SME Speakers Directory, and was elected to the founding board of directors for the Arcnet Trade Association (ATA).

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert holds several patents in mechanical, electronic and software concepts. He has published numerous technical papers on computers in manufacturing and engineering design.

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in vending design for consulting on a dispensing mechanism food dispensing electronic badges in a hospital.
  • Expert in worm gear design for consulting on solid model unique worm screw.
  • Expert in automotive engineering for consulting on application of specific device to engines.
  • Expert in zirconium-based oxygen sensor for consulting on design and performance optimization.
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:
  • Smoke detector expert for consulting on troubleshooting.
  • Expert in CNC lathe for consulting on allegations that the machine was unsafe and did not contain adequate warnings.
  • Expert in intota for consulting on Ballast.
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 electronic devices, mechanical components, motors, drives, sensors and software developers.

He has access to the following resources: Thomas Register, catalog files and distributor and rep networks. * The Internet.


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