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  • Metallurgical
  • Manufacturing

This expert has a Ph.D. in Industrial and Management Systems Engineering from Penn State University.

This expert received an M.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from The University of Michigan.

This expert earned a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from Western Michigan, Magna Cum Laude.

Industrial, Management Systems Expert Consultant Resume
 

This expert specializes in manufacturing processes, materials, and cost analysis, metals processing and the design and manufacture of dies and molds for forging, and extrusion.

This expert has extensive knowledge regarding permanent mold and pressure die casting, stamping and press forming, rapid prototyping for die castings using the plaster mold process, group technology and computer aided engineering systems.

Other areas of specialty include materials science, metallurgy, casting, welding, and physics. Further expertise includes process development and quality engineering for gray, ductile and malleable iron foundries manufacturing of automotive piston rings, cylinder sleeves, valve lifters and camshafts.

This associate's experience includes failure analysis of dynamometer tested, racing, and customer returned engine components, and stainless steel propellers and pre-combustion chambers for diesel engines. Other failure analysis experience includes material handling injury expert witness, die casting defect analysis, and manufacturing systems expert testimony.

Additional experience includes trim press problem resolution, machine injury expert testimony, automation option evaluation, machine injury expert witness, and wrongful death expert testimony.

Additionally, this associate offers expertise related to production line assessment, training program development, production line layout evaluation, production line downtime analysis, and foundry quality program development. Further experience includes techniques for microstructural control using thermal analysis, tooling for brake rotor castings using group technology, trends in die casting research and development, shot sleeve dynamics, and applications of shot sleeve research.

Other areas of emphasis include research and development in shot sleeve life and electro-chemical polishing of die inserts, automated die polishing, die manufacturing methods influence on die life, and thermal analysis for the process control of thin section gray iron castings. Further areas are effects of sand and carbon fiber additions on plaster mold and casting properties, applying delta t measurements to gray iron inoculation, and improving the properties of plaster molds and castings.

This expert has conducted numerous studies in areas including experimental determination of slow shot velocity-position profile to minimize air entrapment, computer aided engineering of tooling for castings, and effects of vacuum assist on cold chamber, high pressure, and die casting. Other related studies are computer modeling for improving the life of cold chamber shot sleeves, computer simulation of thermoelastic deformations in horizontal cold chamber die casting machine shot sleeves, automated die and mold finishing, and short stroke honing.

This expert is knowledgeable in areas including prototyping for injection molding using laminate tooling, modeling fluid flow in horizontal cold chamber die casting shot sleeves, minimization of entrained gas porosity in aluminum horizontal cold chamber die castings, vacuum assisted die casting, and evaluation of the fatigue behavior. Continuous expertise includes evaluating the quality of vacuum die castings and optimal slow shot profiles for cold chamber die casting.

Other areas of interest include analysis of the effects of die casting process control on casting dimensional variability, analysis of mechanical failures in shot sleeves, alloy cooling and solidification in horizontal cold chamber die casting machine shot sleeves, control of microstructures in die casting aluminum alloys, and concurrent engineering of die casting process parameters and tooling.

Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates Inc.

Providing industrial and management systems engineering, metallurgical engineering, manufacturing process, materials, and metals processing consulting, forensic engineering and related expertise to a wide variety of clients.

 

Professor of Industrial Engineering, Ohio State University

Graduate research assistant, Penn State University

Worked as a GRA on a General Motors Technical Center project regarding the effect of high aluminum content charges in the cupola melting of gray cast irons. Conducted research regarding rapid prototyping for die castings using the plaster mold process for Erie Bronze and Aluminum Corporation. Developed a group technology scheme for the General Electric Corporation at their Appliance Park facilities in Louisville, Kentucky. Developed a PC based group technology and computer aided engineering system for Iroquois Tool Systems, an aftermarket supplier of automotive brake components

 

Instructor, Muskegon Community College, Muskegon, MI

Taught materials science, metallurgy, casting, welding, and physics for Department of Manufacturing and Technology.

 

Corporate metallurgist, Sealed Power Corporation, Muskegon, MI

Responsible for process development and quality engineering for gray, ductile and malleable iron foundries manufacturing of automotive piston rings, cylinder sleeves, valve lifters and camshafts. Conducted failure analysis of dynamometer tested, racing, and customer returned engine components. Conducted research and development of a recyclable shell system for the investment casting foundry producing stainless steel propellers and pre-combustion chambers for General Motors diesel engines.

This expert has authored numerous publications and been to??invited presentations related to manufacturing processes, materials, metals processing and the design and manufacture of dies and molds for forging, extrusion, permanent mold and pressure d

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