Thomas W. Caldwell, PE Expert Witness

Contact this Expert Witness

  • Company: Summit Associates of Bedford, LLC
  • Phone: (608) 345-3050
  • Cell: 608.345.3050

Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Metallurgy and Failure Analysis

Keywords/Search Terms:

Design Defects, Material Selection, Engineering, Manufacturing Defects, Manufacturing, Quality Control, Mechanical Failure, Corrosion, Fitness for Use, Equipment Operation, Equipment Maintenance, Trade Secrets


MS Metallurgy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; BS Metallurgy & Mtls Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Years in Practice:


Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs:


Additional Information

Testifying and consulting expert for both plaintiff and defense counsel. Cases have involved hand tools, recreational and exercise equipment, fire fighting apparatus, rotating machinery, construction hardware, fasteners, joints, piping, tubing, lighting fixtures. 40+ yrs designing, manufacturing and quality assurance of components for consumer & industrial products including safety and performance-critical applications for aircraft, automotive safety systems, medical products, construction machinery, defense arms and munitions. Mr. Caldwell has testified in patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation cases. He has lectured in the USA, Europe and India on manufacturing premium quality metal products. He has published in the areas of batteries, materials selection and materials processing. Licensed Professional Engineer, Ohio. US Patent holder.