Start Date: 2/11/2021 12:00 PM PST
End Date: 2/11/2021 1:00 PM PST
Washington Defense Trial Lawyers
1 CLE credit pending.
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Materials Science for Investigating Liability Claims
Many losses of life or property involve a component failure which contributed to the loss. Materials Science offers forensic analyses that can determine whether the component design, maintenance, use, or other factors caused the failure. We will explore materials science-based investigative techniques using real-world case studies involving product liability, workplace liability, and construction defects.
Speaker: Wade Lanning, Ph.D.
Dr. Lanning is a Senior Engineer at ARCCA specializing in the forensic analysis of mechanical failures and material degradation, such as fracture surface analysis, metal corrosion, polymer oxidation and degradation, weld and fastener failures and plumbing system material failures.
He also investigates consumer product failures (design or manufacturing defects, operator error) and accidents involving industrial equipment, as well as performing laboratory analyses of material composition, structure, and properties.
Dr. Lanning is also experienced in cases involving industrial and laboratory safety, machine design and safeguarding, and manufacturing and material processing (such as tracing defects and damage to conditions in production, distribution, or service life and shipping damage, corrosion, coating defects, surface scratches, surface contamination, foreign objects in food/beverage containers, etc.).
ARCCA specializes in figuring out what happened, or what could happen, over a wide range of situations and from the viewpoint of multiple technical disciplines. When clients have questions about a project, case, or claim and need an expert to analyze the facts and circumstances, ARCCA can help.
Our team of highly credentialed experts, our technical excellence, and our research and testing capabilities have earned us a national reputation for what we refer to as “The ARCCA Advantage – Experience, Service, Expertise, and Credibility.”