Clients of Dr. David M. Anderson, P.E., CMC
Dr. David M. Anderson, P.E., fASME,CMC bio-sketch

Seminar and Workshop Clients; All personally presented by Dr. Anderson

Industrial Equipment Clients (with truss and frame workshops in blue)

  • five DFM seminars and five  workshops, including elements of the cost/steel reduction workshop for large frames plus design studies to lay out truss frame concepts in CAD for  Barry Wehmiller (converting and cardboard printing equipment and for the paper industry).
  • two DFM seminars at FMC and JBT (one for citrus processing and another for factory French fry cookers).  Also, did consulting for Food Machinery Corporation HQ on apple and pear peeling/coring concepts and retortable pouch processing concepts after designing a next generation peach pitter for DiGiogio as an employee: See Example #1 at http://www.design4manufacturability.com/linkages.htm
  • Siemens for cost reduction consulting on very large structures for postal sorting facility (consulting that is now covered in cost/steel reduction workshop )
  • five DFM seminar/workshop engagements at General Electric (including GE Transportation, GE Power, and GE Energy)
  • two DFM seminars at  United Technologies Corp. (for fire/security systems and another in Electronics section)
  • two DFM or Standardization engagements at Emerson Electric (seminars and consulting for electric motors; rationalization for gas regulators)
  • Thermo-Fisher Scientific (DFM seminar for radiation hardened CID cameras)_
  • Hoffman/Schroff (BTO seminars/workshops on large electrical enclosures)
  • Cooper Industries (BTO seminar electronic cabinets and cable trays)
  • Bimba Manufacturing (pneumatic cylinders and actuation systems)
  • Badger Meter (DFM seminar for water meters)
  • KI Furniture (DFM seminar for office furniture)
  • Exemplis (BTO seminar for office chairs)
  • Midmark Corporation (rationalization Dental/Medical tools and furniture)
  • Alliance Machinery (DFM seminar for large cardboard box machines and cost/steel reduction workshop  for large frames)

Processing Equipment Clients

  • PRI Automation (DFM seminar and 6 years consulting on clean room robots, including design studies on linkage-based mechanisms)
  • Airco/BOC (DFM seminar and lengthy consulting version of what is now cost/steel reduction workshop  for 400 foot-long vacuum deposition chambers for coating window glass)
  • Veeco (DFM seminar and workshop for semiconductor processing equipment)
  • Asyst Technologies (DFM seminar for clean room environments)
  • Electro Scientific Industries (DFM seminar and consulting for semiconductor processing equipment)
  • Prometrix (DFM seminar semiconductor processing equipment)
  • Advanced Energy Industries DFM seminar and cost/steel reduction workshops. one on switching power supplies for clean rooms and power-plant scale inverters.
  • Raco Manufacturing (consulting remote controls and alarms)
  • Measurex (DFM seminar for paper processing equipment)
  • Rader Companies (DFM seminar for paper pulp processing equipment)

Aerospace/Defense Clients

  • four DFM seminars at Boeing (commercial aircraft)
  • four DFM seminars at BAE Systems (airplane controls and infrared vision/targeting systems),
  • four DFM seminars at Smiths Aerospace, now GE Aviation (aircraft control panels, starter/generators, and power supplies),
  • three DFM seminars at L-3 Communications (GPS systems);
  • three DFM seminars at Ball Aerospace (space and stealth aircraft space communications)
  • three engagements at Loral Western Development Labs, now L-3 (military radios)
  • Lockheed Martin (two-day seminar on Concurrent Engineering & Build-to-Order for Low-Volume/High-Mix Environments)
  • DRS Environmental, division of Finmeccanica (DFM seminar and Cost/Steel reduction workshop  (military  shelters)
  • DFM seminar and workshop at General Dynamics (aerospace and defense products)
  • DFM seminar and implementation meeting at CPI Beverly Microwave Division, the radar spin-off of Varian (microwave assemblies, receiver/protectors, transmitters, magnetrons, amplifiers);
  • Randtron, now L-3 (DFM seminar for radar antennas for AWACS)
  • Med-Eng division of Safariland Corp (blast attenuated seats and blast suits)
  •  Cobham, Seatel (DFM seminar for marine antennas)
    Cobham, Continental (DFM seminar for airborne antennas)
  • Moog Aircraft, (DFM seminar for hydraulic actuators),
  • Honeybee Robotics Space Mechanisms (DFM seminar for space probe robots and mechanisms),
  • Kaiser Electronics (DFM seminar for heads-up displays for fighter jets);
  • Driessen, (DFM seminar for aircraft galleys),
  • Oceaneering Space Systems (DFM seminar for astronaut tools),
  • B. E. Meyers (DFM seminar for locating lasers),
  • Rix Industries (consulting for armored door egress mechanisms)

Commercial Vehicle Clients

  • GE Transportation in Erie, PA; DFM seminar and workshop for their highly successful Tier-4 Diesel Locomotive Engine
  • Bucyrus, div. of Caterpillar (DFM seminar and cost/steel reduction workshop for large underground mining vehicles)
  • DRS Environmental, division of Finmeccanica (DFM seminar and Cost/Steel reduction workshop  (large four-axle missile trailers)
  • Terex ASV; DFM seminar, which included cost/steel reduction principles, for tracked and skid-steer tractors
  • Freightliner (DFM seminar and week-long Mass Customization strategy consulting for semi-tractors),
  • John Deere;  DFM consulting and BTO seminar  for yard tractors);
  • Case Tractor (executive education at the Haas Graduate School of Business at UC Berkeley)
  • Kinze Manufacturing (BTO/Cellular Manufacturing seminar, followed by workshops on Rationalization and Standardization for farm machinery),
  • Emergency One (for fire truck manufacturer, provided six seminar on Mass Customization, a Mass Customization Implementation workshop, a DFM seminar, a Standardization workshop, and two  cost/steel reduction workshops  for sheetmetal and tubing)

Power/Energy Clients

  • GE Power; Distributed Power Group (DFM seminar for jet-engine-powered stationary and trailered power plants)
  • GE Transportation in Erie, PA; (DFM seminar and workshop for their highly successful Tier-4 Diesel Locomotive Engine)
  • GE Nuclear for large worst-case scenario filters (consulting version of what is now cost/steel reduction workshop)
  • GE Energy (DFM seminar for power-plant-scale fuel cells)
  • Hyradix, a division of Koch Industries (DFM seminar for hydrogen reformers to convert natural gas to hydrogen for buses)
  • Idatech (DFM seminar and cost/steel reduction workshop fuels-cell generators)
  • IMW Industries of Canada (DFM seminar and cost/steel reduction workshops for dock-scale natural gas compressors)
  • Bucyrus, div. of Caterpillar (DFM seminar and cost/steel reduction workshop for large underground mining vehicles)
  • Advanced Energy Industries (seminar and workshop on large inverters for solar PV power plants)

Electronics Clients

  • eight DFM seminar/workshop engagements at Hewlett-Packard,
  • five DFM seminars at Plantronics (phone head sets),
  • four trips to Korea for LG Electronics,
  • two seminars at United Technologies (one for Carrier air-conditioners and heaters; another in Industrial Equipment )
  • two DFM seminars at NCR (ATM machines and Point-of-Sale terminals)
  • two DFM seminars and a workshop at Winegard (tracking TV antennas for RVs),
  • Advanced Energy Industries (seminar and workshop on RF power supplies)
  • Gatan (DFM seminar formass spectrometry and  image processing for electron microscopes)
  • SeaTel (DFM seminar for tracking TV marine antennas),
  • Magnetic Analysis Corporation (DFM seminar for non-destructive testers),
  • Industrial Scientific (DFM seminar for gas detectors)
  • Lightwave (DFM seminar for Lasers),
  • Silicon Light Machines, subsidiary of Lucas Films  (DFM seminar for Laser projection systems)
  • ILC Technology (DFM seminar for lamps and light sources)
  • AOptix Technologies (DFMseminar for adaptive optics biometric scanners),
  • JDSU (DFM seminar for coax cable diagnostic tools),
  • Anritsu (DFM seminar for cable diagnostic tools),
  • Qualcomm (DFM seminar cell-phone development prototypes and evaluation platforms),
  • Capetronic, Taiwan (DFM seminar and workshop for computer CRT monitors)
  • Northern Telecom (DFM seminar for telephones),
  • Network Equipment Technologies (DFM seminar for network hardware)
  • two DFM seminars and a workshop at Glenayre Electronics (pager transmitters),
  • Storage Tek (DFM seminar for high capacity tape and disk drives)

  Medical Products Clients:

  • Bayer Healthcare, Medical Device group (DFM seminar including designing product families and Product-Specific workshop for contrast media injectors used with MRI, CT, and PET scanners).
  • BioNTech, in collaboration with Genentech (division of Roche) is pioneering the mRNA-based cancer cure that will be personalized to every patient (Dr. Anderson is providing expertise for manufacturing strategies and flexible processing equipment, based on his two books on mass customization)
  • Atricure  which is pioneering medical devices for minimally invasive heart surgery for atrial fibrillation known as "A-Fib;" (DFM webionar for two sites)
  • St. Jude Medical (two DFM seminars and an implementation meeting for pacemakers and implantible defibrillators))
  • Invivo, now Philips  (three DFM seminars for  (MRI image processing)
  • Beckman-Coulter (two DFM seminars for hematology lab equipment);
  • Salient Surgical Technology (DFM seminar, workshop, and executive overview at Salient Surgical Technology (transcollation surgical tools)
  • Varian Medical Systems (DFM seminar and two workshops for Oncology radiation treatment machines)
  • HP Medical Products Group, now Philips (DFM seminar for four divisions, inclusing Acusound group)
  •   Becton-Dickinson (DFM seminar for laser-based immunocytrometry lab equipment)
  • Abiomed (DFM seminar for catheter-based blood pumps)
  • Spectranetics (tooling wokrshop and DFM management overview (for cather-based lasers)
  • Biolase (DFM seminar for laser-based dental surgical tools)
  • Advanced Bionics (DFM seminar for Cochlear hearing implants)
  • Medrad (DFM seminar for tracer injectors);
  • Origin Medsystems (DFM seminar for surgical tools);
  • Natus (DFM seminar for infant care products);
  • Bausch & Lomb (Mass Customization seminar for Ray-Ban glasses)
  • Allergan-Humphreys (DFM seminar for medical products)
  • Hollister (DFM seminar and plant evaluation for ostomy products)
  • plus management overviews  for Baxter Healthcare, Guidant, Salient Surgical Technology, and Spectranetic

Commercialization Clients: repeat grouping of companies, who were taught commercialization principles and had workshops

BioNTech, in collaboration with Genentech  (division of Roche). Dr. Anderson was brought in to provide manufacturing strategies and flexible processing equipment to commercialize their pioneering the mRNA-based cancer cure that will be personalized to every patient

Atricure called in Dr. Anderson to help commercialize pioneering medical devices for minimally invasive heart surgery for atrial fibrillation known as "A-Fib.."

Hyradix, a division of Koch Industries which had a DFM seminar to help commercialize hydrogen reformers to convert natural gas to hydrogen for fuel-cell buses.

Idatech needed DFM seminar and cost/steel reduction workshop to help commercialize fuels-cell powered generators.

GE Transportation in Erie, PA; scheduled DFM seminar and a commercialize workshop for their Tier-4 Diesel Locomotive Engine. After that they sold 1,000 Tier 4 locomotives and drove a competitor out of the business.

Silicon Light Machines, subsidiary of Lucas Films had a DFM seminar to help commercialize digital film projection.

PRI Automation brought Dr. Anderson in for 6 years consulting and training, which included commercializing his own concepts of an ultra-low-cost and ultra-clean robot for semiconductor fab clean rooms, which was based on clever linkages that had no motors or rolling/sliding bearings near the wafer.

Siemens where Dr. Anderson’s concepts relieved serious tolerance overconstraints, thus helping to commercialize very large structures for postal sorting facilities.


Miniaturized Electronics Products; repeat grouping of companies, who were taught: "DFM for Miniaturized Products."

  • Advanced Bionics (DFM seminar for Cochlear hearing implants)
  • St. Jude Medical (two seminars for implantable pacemakers and defibrillators)
  • Abiomed (catheter-based blood pumps)
  • Spectranetics (catheter-based lasers)
  • Bruker Hand-Held (X-Ray non-destructive testers)
  • Plantronics (five seminars for telephone head sets)
  • Qualcomm (cell-phone development prototypes and evaluation platforms)
  • L-3 Communications (GPS systems, some miniaturized)
  • BAE Systems (miniaturized infrared optics)
  • Facebook, Connectivity Lag (satellite and drone mounted electronics and optical/laser mechanisms),
  • Honeybee Robotics Space Mechanisms ( space probe robots and mechanisms, like the sample scoop for the Mars Rovers).
     

CORPORATE SPEAKER/PANELIST EXPERIENCE

Dr. Anderson was an internal speaker/panelist for:

  • Week-long Mass Customization summit participation at Freightliner
  • Panelist on assembly panel at Caterpillar (Bulldozer division)
  • Panelist at Johnson Controls (Die-Hard battery group)
  • EDS Consulting now AT Kearney (speech on Mass Customization)
  • Price Waterhouse R&D Effectiveness Practice (presentation on DFM)
  • Hewlett-Packard Engineering Conference,
  • Emerson Electric (two speeches at internal conferences)
  • BAE Systems (speech at evening meeting on DFM)
  • Watkins-Johnson (DFM overview speech)
  • National Semiconductor (Executive overview on DFM)
  • Applied Materials (speech on Concurrent Engineering)
  • Lam Research (two days of speeches and meetings on DFM)
  • Beckman-Coulter (speech as reagent group)
  • Generic CADD (now Autodesk)
  • Octel
  • Stanford Telecom
  • Wiltron/Anritsu
  • QSC Audio
  • Rainbird
  • Enodis
  •  Schlumberger (for a speech on the future of manufacturing)
     

 

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