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Robert L. Norton, A.S., B.S., M.S., D.Eng.(hc), P.E.

Professor Norton has over 50 years experience in the design and analysis of mechanical dynamic systems with an emphasis on high-speed machinery. His expertise includes linkage and cam design, vibrations, and machine design. His textbooks on kinematics, machine design, and cam design are used around the world in multiple languages. He taught mechanical engineering design at Tufts for 5 years and at WPI for 31 years. He has consulted on mechanical engineering and vibration problems with dozens of companies, large and small and around the world for the past 40 years. His cam design program DYNACAM is used by over 100 companies worldwide.

John R. (Jack) Hall, Ph.D., P.E.

Professor Hall has over 40 years experience in vibration troubleshooting and failure analysis of mechanical equipment and structures. For these types of projects he utilizes his expertise in dynamic measurements and signal analysis of vibration, strain, force, torque, temperature, and pressure. His expertise also includes soil dynamics, seismic analysis, and acoustic pulsation analysis. He currently teaches civil and mechanical engineering at WPI.

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Dennis L. Klipp, B.S., M.B.A.

Dennis Klipp has 45 years experience in automation machine development. In addition to general machine design, he specializes in the design of cam and servo driven mechanisms. He also composes computer applications for engineering and quality assurance. A former Vice-President of Engineering for American Cam Company (AMCAM), he has worked as an engineering consultant for the automation industry for the last 15 years.

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