Thomas W. Caldwell, PE
Since 2003, consulting and testifying expert for metallurgical and mechanical failure and manufacturing-based civil disputes.


Practice Areas
Failure analysis
Materials selection
Design & manufacturing defects
Quality control
Fitness for use
Equipment operation & maintenance
Manufacturing patents and trade secrets
_ failure analysis and manufacturing


Subject matter areas have included hand tools, recreational equipment, firefighting equipment and apparatus, highway hardware, fasteners and joints, piping, tubing, electrical devices, construction, and industrial machinery.


Summit Associates of Bedford, LLC provides technical and operating consulting and interim executive services to manufacturing clients. Engagements include new product and process development, product launch, quality improvement, and installation of lean manufacturing practices.