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 Expert  107871

Expert in Materials Engineering, Process Engineering, Failure Analysis

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Connecticut (CT)
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MATERIALS SELECTION; METALLOGRAPHY. Mr. I. W. Expert has spent a substantial amount of his 51-year career acting as a consultant to mechanical designers in the choice of materials and manufacturing processes. The range of products include space missiles, electronics, military firearms, manufacturing machinery and tools, railroad hardware, gas turbine engines, boats, and aerospace hardware including propellors, fuel controls, hydraulic pumps, and air conditioners. Failure analysis has been an important activity in all of the 51 years. During the past 40 years Expert has been involved in forensic matters, primarily associated with failure analyses.

FAILURE ANALYSIS; FORENSIC SCIENCE. Expert's second major activity over the past 40 years has been failure analysis. He used it to provide the basis for engineering changes, to effect product improvements, and for industrial intelligence purposes. Since becoming self-employed, this activity has taken a forensic turn. His broad knowledge of metallic engineering materials and manufacturing processes, along with a good understanding of mechanical engineering, has proved very helpful.

FIREARMS. Expert worked as an engineer on military firearms for six years. He is knowledgeable of the design, construction, and use of firearms. He has had a life-long personal interest in firearms and shooting.


failure analysis




firearm construction


forensic materials failure analysis




materials selection



Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York;  Yonkers, New York;  Boston, Massachusetts;  Worcester, Massachusetts;  Springfield, Massachusetts;  Bridgeport, Connecticut;  New Haven, Connecticut;  Jersey City, New Jersey;  Paterson, New Jersey;  and Providence, Rhode Island.

Often requested
with this expert:

Corrosion and Metallurgical Failure Analysis
corrosion in plant,buildings, hvac, etc; Hi-Temp; surveys/...
Materials Selection and Application
Forensic Engineering, Metallurgy and Materials Engineering,...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1970     MS   Management   Rensselear Polytechnic Institute
1951   MetE   Metallurgical Engineering   Colorado School of Mines  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1980 to




Consulting Engineer


Perform failure analyses and render materials/processes engineering consultation to clients

1973 to 1980


Pratt & Whitney


Materials Design Project Engineer


Acted as consultant to gas turbine engine designers (e.g. JT8D),providing matls/processes info

1956 to 1973


Divisions of United Aircraft Corp.



Several Materials Engrg and Metallurgist positions relating to various aerospace products, such as propellors, engine fuel controls, pumps, air conditioners

1951 to 1956



Physical Metallurgist


Materials/processes consultant to military firearms designers, also performed failure analyses on military firearms

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a Professional Engineer. He is a Life Member of the American Society for Metals and a Life member of the National Rifle Association.


P.E. - CT, P.E. - MA

Publications and Patents Summary

He has one U.S. Patent and two published articles about failure analyses.

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role  
1951 to 1956   U.S. Army Ordnance   Metallurgist  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in metals for consulting on understanding corrosion cause of chemical reactor.
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 given expert witness testimony dozens of times in all kinds of courts, including Federal.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Heavy duty truck and hose failure.
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.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1981 to 1981   Netherlands   Provide materials/processes engineering consultation to a gas turbine engine manufacturer
1985 to 1985   Greece/Cyprus   Activities related to failure investigations of large gas turbine engines


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