Expanse Welcomes Peter H. Foss to the Team!

Peter H. FossWe are pleased to announce that Peter H. Foss has joined Expanse in the role of Senior Advisor, Polymer Composites. Pete comes to us with 32+ years at General Motors R&D in Warren, MI, where he specialized in advanced CAE of plastics and composites. A member of the 2019 GMC Sierra CarbonPro thermoplastic carbon fiber pickup truck R&D team, Pete will play a key role in guiding the advancement of Expanse’s advanced fiber characterization capabilities.  He’ll also provide support and guidance to our clients developing new materials and molding processes in both the automotive and aerospace industries.

Pete will be with us at the 2018 SPE Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition on September 5. Stop by and and say hi to Pete at booth 410!

About Pete:

Pete recently retired after 32+ years with General Motors Research and Development. He joined GM after receiving his BS from the University of Maine and his PhD from University of Connecticut. A Chemical Engineer by training, he worked on simulation of many different plastic and composite materials and processes including short and long fiber injection molding, direct long fiber (D-LFT) compression molding, thermoplastic draping, and thermoforming. Pete spent the bulk of his career in validation of coupled process and structural simulation using C-MOLD, Moldflow, Moldex3D, Aniform, Digimat, LS-DYNA, ABAQUS, etc. to predict dimensions, warpage and structural performance. Pete holds 11 US patents and has authored numerous papers and presentations. Now, Pete brings his 32+ years of experience in molding simulation and characterization of fiber filled polymers to the development of X-ray microscale computed tomography of composites.

About Expanse:

Expanse Microtechnologies Inc. provides unparalleled analyses of X-ray CT data focused on improving the understanding of additive manufacturing processes and advanced materials. A member of Canada Makes, Expanse is headquartered in Toronto, ON, with a presence in Waterloo, ON and Victoria, BC. Expanse staff have more than 70 years experience in the acquisition and analysis of X-ray CT data and development of advanced materials and their processing methods. At Expanse, research and industry expertise is devoted to providing customers with the critical analyses needed to guide their product, materials, and process developments. http://www.expansemicro.com