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Injection Molding Machine and Tooling Expert

Technical Consultant #1035


Expertise

  • Injection molding process and injection molding equipment.
  • Injection molding troubleshooting, tooling and molding equipment optimization.
  • Plastic and polymer materials used in injection molding.
  • Injection molding machines and selecton by part size and duty cycle.
  • Top Entry (TE) robots.
  • Hot runners for molding.

Experience

Independent Consultant, Injection Molding Industry Expertise 2001 – Present

  • Start up and optimiziation of injedtion molding poocess.
  • Molding systems integration with resin hoppers,
  • Project management and defining quality improvement programs.
  • Injection molding troubleshooting.
  • Tooling start-up and optimization.
  • Injection molding equipment selection and specification with a focus on hot runners machines.
  • Training on plastic materials and injection molding technology.

Husky Injection Molding Systems, Project Manager/Engineer 2000 - 2001

  • 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 quipment.
  • Provide application suggestions to customers regarding hot runner tools.

General Motors Corporation - Delphi Packard Electric Systems, Senior Injection Molding Process Engineer, 1995 - 2000

  • 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, 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.
  • Experimented with various polymer compositions for electrical connectors.
  • Coordinated and set-up numerous experimental materiial trials in the metal stamping area.
  • Organized 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.

IBM Advanced Materials Engineering Laboratory, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1991

  • Experimented with the coloring and pigmentation of polyimide polymers.
  • Experimented and developed solution heat-treating, cold drawing, age-hardening, and anodization processes for Alclad-Cu Dual Tapered Pistons (DTP). DTP's designed to remove heat from computer chips.
  • Designed and coordinated a gauge profile study to determine if the cold rolling facilities were capable of producing half-standard tolerances.

Honors & Publications


Activities, Honors, and Professional Associations:

  • Engineer in Training (EIT), State of Ohio
  • University of Akron Dow Chemical Graduate Student Fellowship
  • University of Cincinnati Honor Scholarship and College of Engineering Scholarships.
  • Past Secretary of UA Student Chapter of SPE and Treasurer of UC Student Chapter of Alpha Sigma Mu
  • Several publications

Education

  • MS, Polymer Engineering, The University of Akron
  • BS, Materials Engineering, University of Cincinnati
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