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  • Company: AIM Testing Laboratory
  • Phone: (619) 440-5888
  • Cell: (619) 204-1543
  • Website: www.aimtestlab.com
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Failure Analysis and Manufacturing

Specialty Focus:

Fastener Expert, Fastener Failure Investigation, Hydrogen Embrittlement Risk Management, Fastener Coatings and Plating, Structural Bolting Fastener Quality Assurance, Fastener Inspection and Testing, Screw Threads, ASTM ISO ASME and SAE Fastener Standards, Fastener Technical Training Programs

Education:

BS Manufacturing Engineering, National University, San Diego, CA

Years in Practice:

20

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs:

5

Additional Information

Over 30 years of experience in testing, usage, specification, design, manufacturing, sales, purchasing, marketing, development, engineering, application, problem solving and training involving threaded fasteners. Have worked on dozens of fastener failure investigations and fastener application problems for fastener users, suppliers and manufacturers. 10 years experience as a manager in the fastener distribution business. Developed and presented over one hundred of fastener training sessions in person and via webinar. Fastener Applications - Expert in the use, design, modeling, drafting, documentation, failure modes, quality assurance and manufacturing of threaded fasteners and fastener related components, to include, materials, chemistry, thread selection, head and drive selection, heat treatment, plating, coating, corrosion, dissimilar metals, hydrogen embrittlement detection and prevention, torque-tension relationships, physical testing, certification and dimensional inspection. Fastener Specifications - Expert in the interpretation, application, substitution and maintenance of fastener and related specifications involving all aspects of fastener dimensions, threads, materials, coatings and platings, testing and inspection, quality, and manufacturing methods. Member of ASTM, ISO, ASTM and RCSC Fastener Standards Committees. Fastener Problem Solving and Failure Investigation - Conduct analysis and provide solutions to all types of fastener problems and joint failure scenarios for products ranging from large structural bolts to small screws. Design, develop and execute test plans, test fixtures and equipment, alternative fastener solutions, production planning and test documentation for interface with fastener testing laboratories. Cofounder and owner of AIM Testing Laboratory, specializing in the testing and inspection of mechanical fasteners.