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 Expert  714149

Expert in Springs, Wire Products

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Michigan (MI)
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is familiar with many methods of cost reduction in mechanisms. As an expert in the area of mechanical devices, he spends a large amount of his time analyzing different loading points, alternate types of springs, and minor changes to mating components so that cost savings can be realized. The results of his work are present in today's automotive seat hardware systems, window regulators, hinge assemblies, and various latch mechanisms.

Expert has experience with the design and manufacture of numerous types of springs. He has in-depth knowledge of compression, extension, helical, spiral torsion, coil, and leaf springs. As founder and President of a high volume production spring manufacturing plant, he has expertise in all areas of spring products. He has also been responsible for the management of engineering and quality control departments of three major spring manufacturers.

Expert is an engineering consultant in the areas of spring design and spring failure. His expertise allows him to analyze the cause and then offer solutions to problems of premature spring failure. Many of his designs are implemented in today's automobiles and trucks which can be found in seats, recliners, hood and trunk deck hinges, window regulators, parking brakes, and latch mechanism assemblies. Many applications require springs to operate for a large number of cycles. There are many reasons why springs fail, including the stress range they operate under and the maximum stress in the spring. Expert has devoted a large portion of his career to solving problems of premature spring failure. Evaluation of the environment, wire quality, workmanship, cycle rate, and spring design are just some of the items that must be analyzed when load loss and poor fatigue life problems exist.

Proper selection of wire materials is an important step in the design of any spring product. Expert evaluates the environmental conditions such as temperature, corrosion, and fatigue life, and then specifies the appropriate material. He also recommends shaped wire when appropriate.


product cost reduction


activity-based costing


cost engineering


cost reduction


design engineering


design for assembly


design for cost


design for disassembly


design for manufacturability


design for manufacture and assembly


design for testability


design process




device product development


manufacturing cost control


new product development


product design


production cost


project cost engineering


rapid prototyping




compression spring


extension spring


helical spring


spiral spring


coil spring


spiral torsion spring


spring design


spring failure


spring steel


spring wire

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
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;  Dearborn, Michigan;  Cleveland, Ohio;  and Toledo, Ohio.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1980   BS   Mechanical Engineering   Lawrence Technological University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1996 to






1993 to 1996


Independent Consultant



1985 to 1993


Spring Dynamics, Inc.


Co-Founder/Co-Owner, Engineering Manager


1986 to 1988


ITT Automotive, ITT Thompson


Product Engineer


1981 to 1986


Gilco, Inc.


Director of Engineering and Reliability


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the Spring Manufacturers Institute and the Society of Automotive Engineers.

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Steel wire spring expert for consulting on Compression Spring Manufacturing.
  • Expert for consulting on Torsion bar or torsion spring.
  • Spring engineering expert for consulting on premature failure of torsion springs in wellbore.
  • Expert in Spring-RESP for consulting on new products.
  • Expert in Spring Design.
  • Spring engineering design expert for consulting on Torsion spring design.
  • Expert in Flat Power Spring recommendations...
  • Spring expert for consulting on torsion spring problem in a high throughput automation system.
  • Expert in compression spring design (buckling, spring set, end tang failure).
  • Helical spring expert for consulting to evaluate existing failures and recommend solutions.
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:
  • Spring engineering expert for consulting on spring strength issues.
  • Expert in technical needed for patent litigation.
  • Springs expert witness engineer for consulting on Need Spring for Ongoing Litigation.
  • Expert in springs for consulting on failure due to transformation from linear to progressive.
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 has significant expertise with developing prototype products, and following them through high volume production. Understanding production capabilities at the prototype stage is very critical for a successful launch of a new product.

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:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating a variety of springs including: power springs, counterbalance springs, clock springs, torsion springs, compression springs, extension springs, spiral springs, regulator springs, wire forms, and torsion bars.

Other Skills and Services

High volume production and prototype quantities of spring and wire products. Technical support is offered to customers who need engineering assistance.


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