Daniel Sanders is JCDREAM’s first emeritus board member since his retirement in 2021. Dan served as a manufacturing technologist for the creation of new technologies for the fabrication of aircraft and jet engines, primarily working with titanium alloys. His primary work areas have been in the development of new titanium alloys, superplastic forming, diffusion bonding, friction stir welding (titanium), laser welding, machining, design of CRES and ceramic tooling, machine design, control system architecture, shot peening, laser shock peening, fine particle peening, cavitation peening, assembly, robotics and similar manufacturing-related joining technologies. He currently holds 16 U.S. patents as well as several more currently pending. Sanders also works with many other aerospace companies, titanium producers, government laboratories, universities, and global based research centers.

Sanders received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington, an MS in Manufacturing Engineering from Central Washington University and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington.