Welding Expert Witnesses

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Welding expert witnesses practice in a variety of fields, including construction, manufacturing, the automotive industry, maritime operations, and aerospace engineering. Some of the most common specialties among welding expert witnesses also include metallurgy, structural steel fabrication, pipeline integrity, underwater welding, and robotic welding. They can opine on the effects of faulty welds, welding safety standards, material failures, welding equipment malfunctions, and welder training procedures.

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David R Atkins, CWIView profile

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Mr. David R Atkins, CWI

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Mr. David R. Atkins has 40 years of experience in Accidents and Safety with expertise in Safety and Industrial Health, Safety and Quality Audits, Welding and Joining, and Non-Destructive and Laboratory Testing. He earned his AAS in Drafting and Design Technology from the College of DuPage, his BS in Drafting and Design Technology and Industrial Technology, and his MS in Engineering Technology and...

Welding, Materials Science and Engineering Expert WitnessView profile


Welding, Materials Science and Engineering Expert Witness

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This expert is a full professor of Mechanical Engineering at a prominent university in the Western US. He received his PhD in Welding and Materials Engineering from The Ohio State University. Prior to joining academia, he worked as a research assistant at Edison Welding Institute and as a materials engineer at Westinghouse-Power Generation. His research interests are in the area of materials...

Welding Expert Witness FAQs

What is the role of a welding expert witness in legal proceedings?

A welding expert witness provides specialized knowledge in court cases involving welding processes, equipment, safety standards, and metallurgy. They can offer insights on fault analysis, accident reconstruction, and compliance with industry standards.

What types of cases might require a welding expert witness?

Cases that may require a welding expert witness include industrial accidents, product liability suits, construction disputes, patent infringement cases, and insurance claims related to welding operations or equipment.

Can a welding expert witness provide testimony on different welding methods?

Yes, a welding expert witness should have comprehensive knowledge of various welding methods such as MIG, TIG, stick welding, and others. They can testify about the appropriate use and potential hazards of each method.

How can a welding expert witness assist in a product liability case?

In product liability cases, a welding expert can analyze the weld quality and determine if poor workmanship or faulty materials contributed to the failure of a product leading to injury or damage.

Are there subspecialties within the field of welding that an expert witness might focus on?

Yes, there are several subspecialties within welding. These include underwater welding, robotic welding, pipeline welding, and aerospace welding. Each has unique procedures and safety protocols.

How does Expert Institute select its Welding expert witnesses?

Expert Institute offers a personalized approach to help you find the highest quality experts. We source actively-practicing professionals who match all your requirements for specialty areas, work experience, litigation history, fee range, certifications, location, and more.

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