Plastic Engineering Expert in Structural Reinforcement

Case Description:

A plastics engineering expert with structural enforcement experience was needed for patent infringement litigation in the automotive industry. The plaintiff alleged that the defendant infringed on several patents defining technologies used for structural reinforcement of cars and trucks in the U.S. automotive industry. The technologies in question were designed to improve the structural integrity of vehicles without increasing weight and, therefore, gas mileage.

IMS ExpertServices was asked to locate a plastics engineering expert with structural reinforcement experience. Our client required deep technical expertise in structural reinforcement and an in-depth knowledge of the use of composites, adhesives and structural foam for plastic engineering.

Experts Presented:

  • Polymer Research

    This polymer research expert has more than 25 years of experience in polymer and composite materials science and technology. He founded a technology firm specializing in helping clients with their polymer and composite product research and development (R&D) needs. Prior to starting his consulting practice, he spent nearly two decades in polymer and composite R&D for a major chemical company. His areas of expertise include thermoplastic and thermoset polymers, rubbers/elastomers, polymer blends, foams, films, coatings, and composites. IMS Reference #5024096

  • Materials Science

    This expert in plastic engineering is president of a company that provides custom ingredients and material processing for manufacturers in the automotive, aerospace, and industrial markets. He has worked as a research engineer for Ford Motors and as an independent consultant to NASA. He has extensive experience in the formulation and design of structural reinforcements, including more than 15 commercially utilized material formulations of plastic polymers for acoustic improvement, sealing, damping, and reinforcement of automobiles. This expert developed a dry injection moldable structural foam material and methodology for automotive heat activated thermoplastic macro-composites. He has an M.S.E. in materials science and engineering and a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary engineering. IMS Reference #5023445

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