Momentum Engineering LLC

Momentum Engineering LLC

Michael Troy Richardson

733 North Sage Creek Circle Washington, UT 84780

About the Expert

My machine and welding shop has been building and developing products since 1995, I have a BS in Engineering Design, minor in Physics, a 2-year degree in Machine Tooling and I am a certified welder. I have developed products for aerospace, amusement rides, medical implants and health and wellness. I have three United States patents in the amusement ride industry. I am a voting and committee member of the American Society for Testing & Materials. (ASTM) Committee F15 Consumer Products) for example juvenile products, toys, playground equipment and pool safety. I own Momentum Engineering, LLC

Areas of Expertise

  • Amusement Parks
  • Bounce House
  • Products Liability
  • Trampoline Park
  • Zip Line

Expert's Profile

In 1989, I began working on roller coaster track systems, building them from blueprints, assembling the pipe rails, and welding the completed sections. Just over five years later, I founded AA Machining and Welding, Inc. After many years in this field, in 2000 I began working with zip lines and found my niche. Thereafter, I built zip line towers and passive braking trolleys, developed and tested trolleys and lines, and shortly found myself inventing better and safer braking systems. I have obtained three patents on my inventions. In 2009, I teamed up with city planners and professional engineers to design, build, provide employee training for and operate my own commercial zip line. Since then, I have become a member of multiple associations, including:

• A voting and committee member with the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM Committee F24 Amusement Rides and Devices) - An ASTM F24.61 AAC Task Group member F2959 Aerial Adventure Courses: ziplines, rope courses, aerial trekking, canopy tours, climbing walls, and (ASTM Committee F15 Consumer Products) for example juvenile products, toys, playground equipment and pool safety.

• A member of the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ANSI/ACCT).

• A member of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA).
These affiliations has allowed me to acquire knowledge of over 300 ANSI, ASME, ACCT, PRCA and ASTM standards and procedures.

• A board member of the American National Standards Institute/Professional Ropes Course Association (ANSI/PRCA).

Personal Achievements


  • GS Brigham Young University Physics program

More Information

  • CV
    Expert Witness in Zip-lines, Amusement Rides, Product Liability, Consumer Products and Trampoline Parks

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