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 Expert  724784

Expert in Injection Molding, Training, Material Selection, Part Design Review, In-Mold Instrumentation


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Georgia (GA)
USA
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Expert has expertise in specifying and implementing VPT (Velocity to Pressure Transfer) techniques via Cavity Pressure and Temperature Transducers for injection molding applications. He is intimately familiar with systems offered by numerous manufacturers and is proficient in implementing processing methodologies such as Decoupled Molding I, II, and III along with PVT Methodology.

He also teaches others to use these technologies during Injection Molding Certification Courses that he has written for the Plastics Industry.

Expert has an exceptionally strong foundation in plastics materials and processing. This was gained originally through education and further strengthened by positions working hands on in setting up, debugging, optimizing and maintaining injection molding machinery in a manufacturing environment.

Expert has been involved with the injection molding of plastic parts for the following sectors; automotive, housewares, thin wall, cosmetic, medical, appliance, packaging, thin wall packaging and PET.

By using the Four Primary Plastic Conditions and approaching injection molding from the "Plastics Point of View" Expert is able to benchmark each injection molding application. The use of Design of Experiments (DOE) determines the interdependency of each of these factors thereby implementing solutions to optimize the manufacturing process. Furthermore, the use of these techniques enables clients to duplicate a proven process on any machine at any location worldwide.

Expert is proficient with the following machines: Engel, Husky, Krauss-Maffei, Arburg, Boy, Battenfeld, Sumitomo, Nissei, Van Dorn, DeMag, Toshiba, Mitsubishi and Toyo.

Expert is proficent and has experience molding with the following materials both filled and unfilled; Nylons (PA), PC, PET, PBT, PP, PE, TPE, TPU, PVC, ABS, PC+ABS, PP+PE, PPO+PS (Noryl)

Learning to identify root causes for plastic injection molded part defects and offer solutions via tooling, materials and processing is paramount for a successful operation.

Defects include: Flash, Sinks, Voids, Jetting, Splay, Heat Splay, Degradation, Warp, Warpage, Molecular Orientation, Cracking, Crazing, Air Streaks, Burnt Streaks, Color Streaks, Weldlines, Knitlines, Meldlines, Racetracking, Uneven Filling, Flow Hesitation, Flowlines, etc.

Expert has an exceptionally strong foundation in plastics materials and processing. This was gained originally through education and further strengthened by positions working hands on in setting up, debugging, optimizing and maintaining injection molding machinery in a manufacturing environment.

By using the Four Primary Plastic Conditions and approaching injection molding from the "Plastics Point of View" Expert is able to benchmark each injection molding application. The use of Design of Experiments (DOE) determines the interdependency of each of these factors thereby implementing solutions to optimize the manufacturing process. Furthermore, the use of these techniques enables clients to duplicate a proven process on any machine at any location worldwide.

Expert is proficient and knowledgeable with energy efficient all electric injection molding machines made by: Engel, Sumitomo, Nissei, Toshiba, Mitsubishi, Roboshot and Toyo.

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computerized data acquisition

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data acquisition

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defect

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injection molding

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molding

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plastic material property

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plastic injection molding

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plastic molding

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molded plastic part

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plastic manufacturing

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plastic material

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polymer processing

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energy-efficient plastic processing

Part design tends to be a compromise between part features, material resin, the injection molding process and tooling considerations. Expert has taught many classes and consults with part designers to address this complex interaction between and considers the overall impact on Design, Materials, Tooling and a means to produce economical parts via the Injection Molding Process.

Expert uses a systematic approach of defining a part into its basic design elements and the effects of improper design are considered and addressed.

Expert has an exceptionally strong foundation in plastics materials and processing. This was gained originally through education and further strengthened by positions working hands on in setting up, debugging, optimizing and maintaining injection molding machinery in a manufacturing environment.

Drying plastic properly for processing is paramount in achieving consistent defect free injection molded parts. Expert has been involved with specifying machinery, process conditions and ultimately troubleshooting plastic drying defects.

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plastic component design

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plastic drying


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Atlanta, Georgia;  Columbus, Georgia;  Athens, Georgia;  Macon, Georgia;  Roswell, Georgia;  Marietta, Georgia;  and Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Often requested
with this expert:

Plastics and Polymer Additives
Injection Molding Thermoplastics, new product development,...
Plastic Molding Processes
Plastic Parts & Molding Processes from concept to mass...

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1996   Master's of Science   Polymer Engineering   University of Akron   Summa Cum Laude
1993   Bachelor's of Science   Materials Engineering   University of Cincinnati   Magna Cum Laude

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2001 to

 

(Undisclosed Consulting Company)

 

Injection Molding

 

President

 

His company, Expert's Firm., assists clients with Injection Molding Processing, Training, Material Selection, Part Design Review, In-Mold Instrumentation, Project Management and Turn Key Systems Integration. His main goal is to help clients become more profitable and productive by establishing robust processes, reducing cycle times and scrap rates, optimizing material selection and part design and providing tooling direction during the design and sampling stages.

2000 to 2001

 

Husky Injection Molding Systems

 

Atlanta Service & Sales

 

Project Manager & Engineer

 

Develop potential customers and applications for injection molding equipment. Consult with customers regarding the design and use of Husky IMS to ensure satisfaction and continued business. Project management of several multi-million dollar Turn Key integrated systems. Provide customer support through quoting, ordering, manufacture, delivery, and set-up of Molding Systems including: machines, tooling, robots, and part handling equipment. Provide application suggestions to customers regarding hot runner and machine technology. Review mold-tooling prints and provide suggestions regarding manufacturing, processing, and debug. Experience with Top Entry (TE) Robots, Hot Runners, Controllers, and Injection Molding Machines (S, G, and E-line).

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(Undisclosed Consulting Company)

 

Bussed Electrical Center - Plant 19

 

Senior Injection Molding Process Engineer

 

Set-up more than 120 plastic injection molds and 60 plastic injection molding machines for new facility. Experience with Mold Masters (MM) Hot Runner Systems, utilizing hot tip and mechanical valve gate designs. Experience with Battenfeld Nitrogen Gas Assist Injection Technology incorporated with MM Hot Runner Systems. Installed and debugged Battenfeld and Van Dorn hydraulic and toggle style machines ranging from 88 to 300 tons. Experience with Ranger, Battenfeld, and Automated Assemblies Servo Robotic Part Picker Systems. Experience with Battenfeld TC-40, Allen Bradley Pro-Set 700, Van Dorn Pathfinder, and Toyo machine controllers. Experience with molding materials, such as unfilled and filled Nylon 6,6, PBT, PP and PC's. Investigated numerous alternative plastic materials for potential cost savings and quality improvement. Established process direction for plant, including two off-shift process engineers and process technicians. Responsible for daily process troubleshooting, mold repair, debugging revised tooling, and product revisions. Benchmarked processing standards, maintenance procedures, and authored work instructions for global quality systems.

1992 to 1992

 

General Motors

 

Materials Engineering

 

Materials Engineering Co-op

 

Experimented with various polymer compositions for electrical connectors. Coordinated and set-up numerous experimental material plant trials in the metal stamping area. Organized a solder pot analysis program, identified harmful trends and recommended process changes. Developed a computerized Expert System to select electrical terminal materials. Involved in daily product support and quality improvement.

1991 to 1991

 

IBM

 

ADVANCED MATERIALS ENGINEERING LABORATORY

 

Materials Engineering Co-op

 

Experimented with the coloring and pigmentation of polyimide polymers. Experimented and developed solution heat-treating, cold drawing, age-hardening, and anodization processes for Al-clad-Cu Dual Tapered Pistons (DTP). DTP's designed to remove heat from computer chips. Organized and presented all findings to management personnel and departmental engineers.

1990 to 1990

 

WCI Steel

 

Cold Rolled Division

 

Metallurgical Intern

 

Designed and coordinated a gauge profile study to determine if the cold rolling facilities were capable of producing half-standard tolerances and reported findings to management personnel.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

SPE - Society of Plastic Engineers

Licenses/Certifications

Principal Instructor for Paulson School of Molding Certification Program – ProMolder I, II & III

Paulson ProMolder I, II & III Certified.

RJG Master Molder I & II Certified.

Engineer in Training (EIT), State of Ohio

Professional Appointments

SPE Proxy Councilor – 2007 ANTEC

Current President and past President-Elect, Vice President, Treasurer & Secretary of the Southern Section of SPE

Board Member - West Georgia Tech - Plastics Program

Past Secretary of UA Student Chapter of SPE and Treasurer of UC Student Chapter of Alpha Sigma Mu.

Awards/Recognition

Summa cum Laude. The University of Akron (UA). Akron, Ohio. Master of Science, Polymer Engineering, May 1996.

Magna cum Laude. University of Cincinnati (UC). Cincinnati, Ohio. Bachelor of Science, Materials Engineering, June 1993.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has four (4) technical publications and several publications in general Injection Molding Periodicals.

Guest speaker for SPE on two (2) occasions


Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on injection molding process.
  • Expert for consulting on help with precision gasket overmolding.
  • Expert for consulting on Failures in Nylon 6/6 molded part.
  • Injection molding materials expert for consulting on enhanced hermetic seals used in a medical product
  • Rubber injection molding expert needed for consulting regarding large part injection molding.
  • Plastic molds expert for consulting regarding eliminating voids/gas pockets in plastic molds.
  • Expert in LCP Polymer / Molding and Part Design.
  • Expert for consulting on Minimalist Footwear.
  • Expert in Injection molding shrinking problems.
  • Resin injection molding expert for consulting on resin injection molding.
  • Expert in PBT Polymer.
  • Expert in related to FEP moulding time for consulting on FEP, PTFE extrusion.
  • Expert for consulting on New Business Opportunity.
  • Expert in manufacturing of polyurethane part for a patented snow plow design.
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:
  • Plastic injection molding expert for consulting on the condition on plastic injection toothbrush molds after exposure to fire.
  • Injection molding expert for consulting on injection molding machine product liability case.
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:
In-Mold Instrumentation: He offers expertise in implementing VPT (Velocity to Pressure Transfer) techniques via Cavity Pressure and Temperature transducers. He has a well-rounded knowledge and understanding of the many processing methodologies surrounding In-Mold Instrumentation. He helps his clients choose the best processing methodology for a given application while minimizing capital investment and maximizing ROI.

Equipment Selection: His equipment analysis portfolio provides a thorough examination of injection molding equipment to meet the requirements of the client's application. Clients gain a competitive edge during the equipment acquisition phase, ultimately improving build efficiency while maintaining cost control

Application & Design Review – Hot Runners, Injection Molds & Parts He makes suggestions regarding the functionality, longevity, and design of hot runners, injection molds, and parts.

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 is Co-founder, Partner and Principal Instructor for the Paulson School of Molding (PSM). Founded in 2003, the PSM mission is to establish Industry Certification for the Plastics Injection Molding Industry. This is done via three levels of certification – ProMolder I, II and III - each setting a machine and knowledge standard for Plastic Processors and Professionals. Certification enables employers to have a tangible benchmark for existing and future company associates. Expert has used his technical expertise from the field to establish a curricula that utilizes the most recent processing techniques – including cavity pressure and temperature.


 

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