Summit Associates of Bedford, LLC

Expert support for metallurgy, failure analysis and manufacturing.
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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

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.


MS – Metallurgy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

BS – Metallurgy & Materials Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Registered Professional Engineer—Ohio

US patent holder

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.

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