Polymer Extrusion Consulting for Blow Molding, Die Design, Polymer Flow and Extrusion Simulation with CAE/Simulation Tools

Technical Consultant #1759


Expertise

  • Specialist in the design, optimization and troubleshooting a variety of polymer processing techniques using advanced Commuter Aided Engineering (CAE) and simulation tools.
  • Extrusion process simulation and optimization.
  • Specialist in coextruded blown film dies design.
  • Polymer flow distribution systems for mono layer and co-extruded blown films.
  • Extrusion screw design and optimization.
  • Optimization of the flow channels within many types of extruder profile dies.
  • Profile extrusion tooling design and optimization.
  • Blow molding process simulation and optimization.
  • Thermoforming simulation and tooling optimization.
  • Flat film and extrusion coating equipment.
  • Injection molding simulation.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, President, 1996 - Present

  • Operate North American office and co-founded company in 1990.
  • Provide engineering services, product development assistance and educational seminars in the field of polymer extrusion and polymer processing simulation.
  • Responsible for the company's extrusion simulation software sales, support and training.
  • Helped develop the first systematic approach to Profile Extrusion Die Design and Optimization.
  • North American representative of simulation software for blow molding; very skilled in blow molding CAE, die design and polymer extrusion.
  • Representative for injection molding simulation software package; very skilled in injection molding CAE, extender design and polymer flow.

Brampton Engineering, Brampton, Ontario, R&D Engineer, 1985 - 1996

  • Engineering department responsible for die flow channel and screw designs.
  • Responsible for research and development related to screw and die design optimization.
  • Developed first commercial, flat spiral distribution system in 1989.
  • Help develop first commercial `stacked` coex die system up to 9 layers.
  • Designed over 200 single layer dies and over 100 co-extrusion dies for the production of blown film, including the design of specialty dies for the pipe, tubing, coating and blow molding.
  • Assisted in the development of the first production scale "Tri-modal" die which will be used to produce bi-axially oriented Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) film.

Honors & Publications

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • Certified Professional Engineer
  • Society of Plastics Engineers (Prior President)
  • Society of Rheology
  • Polymer Processing Society
  • TAPPI, Polymers Laminations and Coatings (PL&C) Division
  • Film Extrusion Committee of the PL&C, Executive and then Chairman.

Awards

  • Best Paper award and the TAPPI PLACE Technical Achievement award for technical contributions to the industry.

Publications and Patents

  • Author-Co Author book chapters, organizer of several technical sessions and co-extrusion symposium, author of numerous referred papers, conferences, seminars and presentations.

Education

  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • M. Eng. Chemical Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • B.Eng. Chemical Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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