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     Those are some of the seminars I have presented and are ready to go! Seminars can also be customized for your company. Seminar attendees receive a notebook with color print outs of slides and a CD with the presentation. Longer programs on failure analysis, heat treating, and making the most of your knowledge are also available. JUST ASK!

Thinking Skill Optimization

For anyone who wants to take advantage of the tips and tricks that have been put into a readily digestible form recently by many writers and researchers.


We can learn to make better use of what we do know and compensate more easily for what we don’t. It’s not a magic pill, but you should walk away with some ideas that you can put to use right away! Practice with “flick gazing,” which increases rate of mental processing, and “connection” excercise, which helps to re-structure your knowledge base so that what you already know is more accessible.

Includes paperback copy of Michael Gelb’s How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci, seminar notebook and CD with slideshow.

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed, in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind,a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible. --Bertrand Russell


Fracture Analysis and Prevention

For design, test, manufacturing and materials engineers. The goals are for attendees to take away a basic working knowledge of macrofractography, which can be done with a basic toolkit of a pair of eyeballs, a brain, and a magnifying glass.

You will also learn how to specify a fracture analysis that will provide information that can be used to improve component designs and your design process itself, or figure out when your customer subjected the component to unintended service conditions. Basics of evidence preservation will also be covered.

Bring your broken parts!

You will get hints to analyze the tough ones the books don’t talk about. Complete with color notebook and CD with slide show.

Understanding and Specifying Steel Heat Treating

For anyone who is interested. Design, manufacturing, testing and tooling people. A major problem in heat treating is terminology confusion. I will try to help you understand the correct words to use so that you a) get what you want, and b) can tell if your conversation partner understands what you want. A crash course covering basic metallurgical theory and some practical advice on what you need to do before specifying heat treating for mechanical components. How to negotiate testing of production lots. seminar notebook and CD with slideshow.        

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