About Us

Archetype Joint is an engineering services company specializing in the design, testing and validation of bolted joints.  Conveniently located in Orion, MI less than 2 miles from I75, Archetype Joint is the only ISO 17025 accredited lab in North America focusing on bolted joints and independent of any commercial interest in the sale of fasteners, test or assembly equipment.

Having spent the 25 years prior to founding Archetype joint in a variety of engineering design, manufacturing and consulting positions, our recommendations will always balance the production needs of efficiency, safety, and plant integration with the those of design integrity and cost.

While bolted joints can be implemented successfully with little or no analysis, manufacturers can’t rely on luck to prevent joint problems over the long term.  This is particularly true of highly engineered products, those in a competitive market, or those that carry potential product liability concerns. Organizations with an in-depth mix of analytical and practical joint experience are rare. Those who have also invested in a state-of-the art test lab to further both theirs and their customer’s knowledge are rarer still. I look forward to applying my passion for this work to your products. Please contact me with your joint questions or needs.

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Best Regards,

Dave Archer
President and Founder
Archetype Joint, LLC
info@archetypejoint.com
(248) 377-1147 phone
(248) 894-2295 cell

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