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Trained to Solve Problems

My technical inspiration comes from my father and the staff at his material characterization company.  He emphasized, “You don’t have to be the best. you just need to surround yourself with the best and to know who to talk to.”

With this mentality, I have become an expert problem solver in mechanics of materials and process problems.  I acknowledge my lack of knowledge in specialty areas and humbly rely on those around me.  Knowing who to talk to is a key benefit to the success of a problem solver.

Process line diagnostics, processing guidance, material properties/characterization, product characterization, and product design are among a few of the ways in which I can directly support your implementation of this technology.  

Research & development efforts are underway to create a robust backbone to support an Extruded Element Database.  Such a database relies on our expertise in material and product testing, non-linear finite element analysis (FEA), and knowledge of manufacturing processes and beneficiary processes of this technology.  Key to its development is the technical community I have grown so fond of.

Please reach out if you’d like to get involved in any commercial or non-commercial efforts, and I will be happy to discuss opportunities.  Growth of Extruded Element LLC will occur with these problem solving values and aptitude to enable the problem solving capabilities of others.


M. Toby Samples, Owner

Extruded Element LLC

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