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I am able to create fast, efficient, and cheaper breakthrough materials and solutions to problems because I am an expert PhD materials scientist and registered professional engineer with more than 38 years of diverse experience in industry and academia in a career path that spans North American, European and African continents.
Joshua Otaigbe PhD
By providing value added materials solutions and by bringing expert, candid advice, with an outside perspective on your business, Flaney Associates allows your business to overcome manufacturing challenges. We help you to build value and opportunity by investing time in engineering and science, and solutions that bring unparalleled value to your business!
Please get in touch if you have any questions or challenges in your manufacturing process that we can help to solve!
Taking products and services that you offer and working with you to add significant value to those products & services, by streamlining and optimizing manufacturing processes through process and chemical engineering.
Instruction on a variety of topics from commercial polymers, plastics, materials engineering to product design and engineering solutions.
Finding solutions to your problems allows us to solve with enhanced benefits. These include a combination of understanding, customization, communication, and a commitment to delivering ongoing value.
Litigation support services include literature reviews and analysis, preparation of technical materials, laboratory testing, assessment of the technical strengths/weaknesses of new technology, expert reports, deposition and courtroom testimony.
Enabling research and development strategies and working to build partnerships between private companies and government organizations. Helping industry to move bio-degradable and eco-friendly materials and plastics.
Providing guidance and expertise technical matters. Our strategic advice and insights will support and help your organization to innovate and take your service and products into the next decade!
Full of industry news, concepts, ideas and inventions, our blog should be part of your weekly reading list!
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As expert witness Prof. Otaigbe brings specialized knowledge, skills, and expertise in his chosen field. He has been called upon to provide his professional opinion or testimony in legal proceedings.
It’s important to note that expert witnesses are expected to be impartial and objective in their testimony. They are not advocates for one side or the other but are there to provide their professional expertise to help the court arrive at a fair and informed decision. Prof. Otaigbe brings that level of objectivity to all his projects.
Plant production problem solving refers to the process of identifying and resolving issues or challenges that arise within the manufacturing process. This process ultimately solves and documents the challenges, the steps to resolve and final results.
Productivity improvement is a continuous process of increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of an individual, team, or organization in order to produce more output or achieve better results with the same or fewer resources. Improving productivity can lead to increased profitability, higher quality outcomes, and better work-life balance.
Materials selection is the process of choosing the most appropriate materials for a specific engineering or manufacturing application. This decision is crucial because the properties of the chosen materials directly impact the performance, cost, and longevity of the final product.
Materials modification refers to the process of altering the properties and characteristics of materials to suit specific applications or improve their performance. This can involve changing the physical, chemical, or mechanical properties of a material. Materials modification is a critical aspect of materials science and engineering and is used in various industries, including manufacturing, electronics, healthcare, and more.
In-house training, coaching, and educational seminars are all valuable tools that organizations use to develop the skills and knowledge of their employees. Each of these approaches serves a different purpose and can be tailored to specific needs and objectives within your company. Which you choose is dependent on your specific needs and the number of employees who need the training.
Quality control is a crucial aspect of ensuring that products or services meet the desired standards and specifications. Implementing effective quality control methods and procedures can help improve product or service quality, reduce defects, and enhance customer satisfaction. Flaney Associates has been instrumental in helping client’s improve quality in all procedures across both manufacturing and management processes.
Troubleshooting quality problems is an essential aspect of any business or manufacturing process to ensure that products or services meet the desired quality standards and ironically the toughest for companies to identify. Flaney Associates comes with a fresh eye, and a focus on solving the problems they identify.
Bringing new products to market is a complex process that involves several key steps. Whether you’re a startup, an established company, or an individual entrepreneur, following a general framework can help guide you through the product development and launch process. Flaney Associations can help build the framework and implement the steps.
Formulating colorants involves creating a wide range of colors and pigments for various applications, such as paints, inks, cosmetics, and dyes. The specific formulation depends on the intended use and the type of colorant you want to create.
Extrusion and injection molding are two popular plastic manufacturing processes used to create a wide range of plastic products and components. Both methods involve shaping plastic material into specific forms, but they differ in their techniques and applications. Flaney Associates understands the benefits of both these options and can advise you on the which would be the best and most cost effective for your situation.
Test Data Acquisition, Interpretation and Analysis
Test data acquisition, interpretation, and analysis are essential steps in the process of conducting tests and experiments in various fields, including science, engineering, software development, and quality assurance. Flaney Associates has extensive expertise in all levels of testing data.
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With more than 35 years of experience in materials science and engineering, we are able to diagnose our clients’ problem and add value to the clients’ product performance and maximize profit. This is a cost-efficient approach to your problem solving and innovation that avoids the need for the client to hire a large number of PhD scientists and engineers to obtain the needed in-house creativity and problem solving skills.
Specifically, we solve materials selection, design, and development problems by providing:
Please contact us to discuss your material selection, design, and development needs. The first consultation session is provided free of charge.
Entrust Flaney Associates With Your Consulting Expert Needs. Put Our 35 Years of Plastics And Materials Science And Engineering Experience And Knowledge To Work For You!
Flaney Associates consultants market professional skills to solve clients’ problems. We use our technical expertise to provide technical advice to clients to make knowledge and data-driven decisions and perform tasks that are outside of (or complement) the client’s area of expertise in a cost-efficient timely manner. Because we realize that our excellent communication skills are just as important as our technical expertise, we provide our clients with dependable oral and written technical insights as follows:
Break Down Complex Concepts
This involves describing complex topics to people who may not have a background in those topics in a way that is useful to the layman. We strive to understand the backgrounds and knowledge of our clients to provide the most meaningful advice possible.
We make recommendations about how companies can achieve goals and overcome problems. Our solid understanding of the objectives and problems clients face is essential for our clients to perform their jobs effectively. We form such an understanding through excellent writing and oral comprehension and the ability to ask questions to clarify points that are unclear. We also try to understand what resources clients have available to make recommendations that are financially feasible and reduce cost to maximize profit.
It is our job responsibility to communicate our technical advice promptly and precisely to our clients to avoid confusion and misinterpretation of the advice that might lead our clients to make poor and costly business decisions.
Flaney Associates helps clients to improve the environmental sustainability of their technologies by addressing the end of life aspects in the life cycle design of their products. We do so by doing the following:
Flaney Associates’ clients use our technical expertise in data acquisition, analysis, interpretation and presentation to help them navigate the complicated steps of protecting their intellectual property assets and to pursue the best course of action against those who infringe upon them. Our work often includes consulting on initial filings, prior art searches, patentability research, infringement and invalidity analyses, valuations, and even prosecution or defense of a client’s intellectual property before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. We also perform infringement and invalidity analyses by working with clients to acquire or build custom test equipment tailored to the product under evaluation, providing difficult measurements, data-based evidence and insights that are important to an infringement analysis. Flaney Associates can facilitate complete investigations from inception to litigation related expert testimony.
It is now widely recognized that material selection is often the most effective solution to addressing materials designing and processing challenges to gain an edge in innovating and creating new products. Flaney Associates provide cost-efficient, unique, and effective solutions using a number of tools that includes the Cambridge Engineering Selector®, as well as, our more than 35 years of experience in materials science and engineering. We also have access to a network of university- and industry-based testing analysis partners that can provide materials testing data for a cost-efficient data-driven and value added decisions in a timely manner. This task is facilitated by the breadth and depth of our 35 years of experience in materials science and engineering.
One of Flaney Associates most valuable services is identifying university-based research groups, national government laboratories, and other resources that can be used by our clients to form cost-efficient productive university and industry partnerships to solve the industry clients’ problems. Our clients depend on our breadth and depth of multidisciplinary experience to solve their problems that are often at the boundaries between established disciplines or in areas combining many disciplines, providing our clients an edge in innovation and speed up time to market of products. We are also able to assist our clients to meet their in-house technical management needs by helping them form and manage cross-functional technical project teams with a focus on getting results.
To stay competitive, industries are continually engaged in product research and development activities to achieve an edge in innovation and speed up time to market of products while remaining focused on their own core competencies and strengths.
Flaney Associates can bring its breadth and depth of multidisciplinary science and engineering specialties to help clients with product development and product liability issues. We provide technical consulting and analysis related to product design, materials selection, technical and safety manuals, and on other competitive product labels to gain differential advantage of our clients’ products.
Flaney Associates offer world-class solutions that provide technology and market opportunity assessments, product ideation and concept shaping services, design, prototyping, testing, and production. We have experience in patents applications and assisting our clients in protecting their intellectual property.
Flaney Associates assists clients in finding solutions for the clients’ unique projects by offering a number of on-site consultation services including cost-effective training and seminars customized to suit the clients’ needs. We help our clients to identify their needs and tailor the training to meet their specifications. The classes emphasize “ready to use” practical problem-solving techniques and use case studies to illustrate important practical aspects. With more than 35 years of multidisciplinary materials science and engineering experience, we can provide training across a wide range of topics including (but not limited to):
Flaney Associates clients depend on our technology assessment services to help clients obtain commercial value from the current progress in science and technology as evidenced by the increasing growth of the scientific, patent, and trade journal literature.
Ideally, our clients request these services at an early stage of entry into a new technology area to get recommendations resulting from our comprehensive assessment, providing both high-level strategic guidance and road-map into the client’s exploration of the new technology.
A technology assessment project involves the identification of what is important in large amounts of information, the development of reliable and strategic recommendations, and the oral and written presentation of the findings in a timely manner.