Design for Manufacture, Assembly, Process Improvement Expert Consultant
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  • Aerospace
  • Appliance
  • Automotive
  • Manufacturing

This consultant received a Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois, a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Valparaiso University.

Design for Manufacture, Assembly, Process Improvement Expert Consultant
 

This expert has experience in the fields of design for manufacture and assembly, training, product analysis, and conceptual design. Additional expertise includes mechanical design and analysis, creative design, and probabilistic methods.

This consultant's specializations include optimization, simulation, stress, dynamic, and vibration. Furthermore, this associate has experience in heat transfer analysis and is an expert witness. This consultant offers expertise specific to design methods and systems, training and application of design methods such as DPA, FMEA, and value analysis. Other areas of expertise inlcude the Taguchi method, rouse of quality, Six Sigma, new product introduction, and process improvement. This expert also has experience in the fields of modern methods and practices and product design methods and practices.

This associate is knowledgeable in areas including managing the design-manufacturing, casting design, introduction to manufacturing and design, and design for manufacture. Additional experience includes cost drivers in sand casting design, tool path selection for sand casting, and rapid tooling for sand casting using laminated object manufacturing process. Furthermore, the consultant also has expertise in aluminum casting design, issues and practices, and dimensional variability analysis in post-processing of rapid tooling.

Additional areas of expertise include design for total product quality, rapid tooling error analysis for sand casting, design for quality and life-cycle manufacture, and coordinated product and fixture design. The consultant specialties also include strategies for robust product design, simultaneous engineering in the conceptual design phase, producibility measurement, and key to the design of producible products.

Other areas of interest include artificial intelligence and mechanical design, automation, teacher and test for good product design, and machine intelligence in machine design. This consultant also has experience in workshop summary, quick-operating fastener design for high-preload applications, and methodology for track fastening system design.

This expert has conducted numerous studies in areas including systematic design of deployable space structures, centroidal attachment design for near-term large space structures, theoretical and experimental investigation of frictional phenomena in high capacity gear drives, and investigation of a method to provide motion synchronization during submersible retrieval.

Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates Inc.

Providing mechanical and manufacturing engineering, design for manufacture and assembly, mechanical systems design consulting and analysis, new product introduction, process improvement consulting, design methods and systems, forensic investigation and analysis, patent infringement consulting, expert testimony and related expertise to a wide variety of clients.

 

Design Engineering Consultant

Worked with large and small companies on scientific and engineering problems and programs. Helped improve product and equipment designs as well as design and development practices through the use of proven design tools and methods.

 

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Provided teaching and research in product design, machine design, DFM, manufacturing, and casting technology.

 

Technical Director and Senior Consultant, Square D Company, Palatine, IL

Involved in product and process R&D, engineering design and analysis methods.

 

Manager, Design for Manufacture Section, Industrial Technology Institute, Ann Arbor, MI

Sponsored research and consulting in Design for Manufacture.

 

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Platteville, WI

Provided teaching and research in area of mechanical systems design.

 

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

Provided teaching and research in area of mechanical systems design.

 

Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

Provided teaching and research in area of mechanical systems design.

 

Naval Ship Engineering Center, Washington, DC

Involved in design and analysis of shipboard handling systems.

 

The Boeing Company, Seattle, WN

Worked with design and development of flight controls test equipment.

Design For Efficient Manufacture
Creative Problem Solving
Eliminate Costly “Test And Fix” Design By Developing A Design “Science Base”

This expert has numerous publications related to mechanical and manufacturing engineering, design for manufacture and assembly, mechanical systems design consulting, new product introduction, process improvement consulting, and more.

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