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 Expert  108285

Expert in Machining Material by Grinding


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Ohio (OH)
USA
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Summary of Expertise:

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Creep-feed grinding was the subject of Expert's PhD work. His research provided the basis for next-generation grinding processes, as well as grinding machine tool design. He has authoritative expertise in the area of creep-feed grinding, and has been key in the establishment of new manufacturing facilities, and in optimizing existing operations in the U.S. and world-wide.
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creep-feed grinding

Expert has spent the majority of his career devoted to the study and the technology transfer of grinding processes to the manufacturing industry. The principles of precision grinding of surface and cylindrical workpieces is the subject of his book, "Modern Grinding Process Technology," published in 1992 by McGraw-Hill.
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surface grinding

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center grinding

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cylindrical grinding

Expert has spent the majority of his career devoted to the study and the technology transfer of grinding processes to the manufacturing industry. The principles of precision grinding of surface and cylindrical workpieces is the subject of his book, "Modern Grinding Process Technology," published in 1992 by McGraw-Hill.
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grinding machine design

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machine tool

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machining fixture design

In order to properly utilize the modern-day grinding and abrasive machining processes, the choice of abrasive, cutting fluid, grinding wheel, and the feeds and speeds is critical. Expert has over 20 years of experience in research and shop-floor implementation of state-of-the-art grinding and abrasive processes. He can also provide the necessary specifications for the tools, as well as the expected feeds and speeds to run them
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abrasive material

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cutting fluid

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cutting speed

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cutting tool

Difficult to machine metals, polymers and whisker-reinforced materials pose a significant problem to the manufacturing engineer. Expert's expertise in grinding processes and abrasive machining provide the answer to both the technical and economical challenges in machining these "next generation" materials.
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metal grinding

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polymer machining

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whisker composite

In combination with conventional grinding processes, creep-feed grinding of ceramics has been researched and tested by Expert in the laboratory and under production conditions. It has been shown to be one of the most effective machining processes for these types of materials. He also provides the total requirements for a grinding facility necessary to perform the proper grinding and machining of ceramics.
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automotive ceramic

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ceramic machining

Expert began his career as an apprentice gaining practical experience in all conventional and some non-conventional machining techniques. His work in innovative abrasive processes requires an in-depth knowledge of the most up-to-date conventional processes to allow both technical and economical comparisons to be drawn.
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conventional machining


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Detroit, Michigan;  Warren, Michigan;  Flint, Michigan;  Sterling Heights, Michigan;  Lansing, Michigan;  Ann Arbor, Michigan;  Livonia, Michigan;  Cleveland, Ohio;  Toledo, Ohio;  and Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1980   PhD   Mechanical Engineering   University of Bristol, England  
1975   BTech (hons)   Product Engineering and Management   Loughborough University of Technology, England  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1983 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

President

 

1979 to 1983

 

General Electric Co.

 

Manufacturing Engineer

 

1969 to 1979

 

Rolls-Royce Limited

 

Industrial Engineer

 

Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert was the Chairman of the Tenth ISAAT Conference alongside the SME International Grinding Conference in Dearbon, MI, USA in 2007. He was also the chairman of the 4th SME International Grinding Conference in October of 1990. Expert is a Fellow of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

Awards/Recognition

Expert has received a number of awards including the Sir Walter Puckey Prize from the Institution of Production Engineers in London, and the Lombard Award for outstanding technical contribution from Rolls-Royce Limited. In 1982, Expert was the Young Engineer of the Year for his work in Advanced Manufacturing Technology at General Electric's Aircraft Engine Group. In 1986, the Abrasive Engineering Society awarded Expert the Jim Bottorf award for his educational activities and dedicated commitment to research and development in the abrasive industry. He appears in the Who's Who in America.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Expert holds patents on fixture and sensor designs essential to the success of automated grinding operations as well as patents on a revolutionary new concept in grinding machine tool design. He has written numerous papers and articles in Creep-Feed Grinding, as well as a contribution to the 1982-83 Edition of McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology. He wrote the Abrasive Machining Handbook for the grinding division of Korber AG in Germany and has presented many educational seminars on Creep-Feed Grinding.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - McGraw-Hill  
 - Society of Manufacturing Engineers International Grinding Conference  
 - Handbook of Modern Grinding Technology. Chapman and Hall  
 - Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Metal grinding expert for consulting on Grinding of :Tungsten Heavy Metal, Mo and W.
  • Expert for consulting on machining ceramic components.
  • Expert for consulting on Surface Grinder Setup.
  • Expert for consulting on Improved Surface Finishing of Cast Polyurethane.
  • Expert for consulting on creepfeed grinding turbine blades.
  • Polymer grinding expert for consulting on polymer grinding process.
  • Grinding expert for consulting on ID & OD Grinding.
  • Machining expert for consulting on Diamond Wheel Grinding of Quartz Rod.
  • Ceramics machining expert for consulting on Machining of ceramic rotary compressor parts.
  • Expert for consulting on Centerless grinding.
  • Expert in Grinding Sheet Polyurethane.
  • Expert in surface grinding for consulting on the relationship of die/punch clearance vs. gauge of plastic be to maximize the efficiency of sheer cutting APET plastic.
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 experience as an expert witness in cases of patent infringement, safety and worker injury and machine tool performance.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Grinding wheel expert for consulting on a personal injury lawsuit.
  • Grinding wheel expert for consulting on cause of failure.
  • Expert for consulting on abrasive wheel fracture causing injury.
  • Expert in employer liability for consulting on death caused by 32" Pacemaker Lathe while grinding irregularly shaped rear axle housing with protruding shock mount.
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:
Expert is a world authority on the use of Abrasives and Precision Grinding. He is a founding member of ICAT, the International Committee on Abrasive Technology which organizes the annual ISAAT (International Symposium on Advances in Abrasive Technology) conference at venues across the world.

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:
Training/Seminars

Expert has presented the Society of Manufacturing Engineers course on Abrasives and Precision Machining since 1988. The course is offered as a three-day Certificate Program through SME or privately through Expert.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of:

* Grinding machine tools * Grinding wheels * Cutting fluids * Abrasives * Precision grinding and machining job shops.

He has access to the following resources:

* Client database * Technical paper database * Catalogs and journals * Personal contacts


 

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