Dale Clark is an engineering expert witness consultant with over 20 years of experience in the field of metallurgical and materials engineering in forensic investigations and failure analysis. He has extensive involvement in a broad range of failure analysis projects, routinely serving as the principal investigator, project manager, and expert witness. His work experience includes conducting root-cause failure analysis investigations for industrial and manufacturing clients, the insurance industry, legal teams, and government agencies.
Dale has led investigations of failures of diverse materials and devices, including hand and industrial tools due to improper metallurgical heat treating; hand and power cutting equipment due to deficient manufacturing and maintenance; electrical components and circuit boards used in aerospace; mechanical and piping components for petro-chemical refineries; oil and gas pipelines; residential and industrial equipment; medical implants; and plastic piping, tubing, and structural components. He has also analyzed weld failures and alternative welding procedures for manufacturing clients, performed corrosion analysis and assessments, investigated injuries related to trampoline gyms, and investigated motor vehicle accidents and failures. Additionally, Dale is skilled in the interpretation of laboratory testing using technologies such as Differential Scanning Calorimetry, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy, and X-ray and Micro CT.