Technical Consulting For
Plastic Part Design and Manufacturing

David Kazmer performs technical consulting through Kazmer Research LLC, a Massachusetts Limited Liability Company. Contact us for further information.

Capabilities

Design Manufacturing Modeling
Expertise
  • Concept, layout, detailed, and mold/tooling design, especially for plastic products made by injection molding, extrusion, blow molding, and thermoforming.
  • Mechanical design including materials selection, stress and thermal analysis, assembly, fits/tolerances, testing, failure analysis.
  • Design of machinery including component design, instrumentation, systems integration, control systems design and tuning, hierarchical and auxiliary control systems.
  • Analysis of variance including gage repeatability and reliability, propagation of variation and uncertainty, mitigation with Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA).
  • Structured design of experiments including orthogonal and augmented designs, regression, multivariate analysis, and response surface modeling.
  • Simulation including constitutive modeling of materials, analytical and numerical methods, sensitivity and robustness analysis.
Experience
  • Product and mold/tool design for clients including Becton Dickinson, Black and Decker, Ford, General Electric, General Motors, Hewlett-Packard, Pitney Bowes, Tupperware, and many small to medium sized companies.
  • Teaching related courses from introductory to graduate levels.
  • Performed multiple validation trials for commercial products (medical, automotive, electrical components).
  • Led development of more than 10 pilot processes including injection molding machines, extruders, compression molders, 3D printing, and induction lithography. Commercial systems including Dynisco/Synventive’s Dynamic Feed Control System for injection molding, MKS’ Senselink multivariate controller, Moldflow’s Intelligent Process Control.
  • Developed and licensed mold filling analysis software including non-isothermal, non-Newtonian, compressible physics with a moving melt front for injection and compression injection molding.
  • Written multiple programs via SolidWorks API for design automation, e.g. extrusion screw design.

Technical Consulting Terms

David Kazmer’s faculty contract at UMass Lowell (UML) provides for, on average, one day of release time for outside activities.

For this reason, consulting projects are normally performed on a retainer basis with a one-day minimum of consulting for any project involving travel or meetings. Phone interviews and pro bona work are available for assessment, small projects, or referrals.