Frank Flammer

Dipl.-Ing. (TU)

Publicly appointed and sworn as well as internationally certified expert for machines, mechanical engineering, technical systems

About the person

Studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Brunswick

Publicly appointed and sworn expert by the Hanover Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK)

Internationally certified according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17024:2012 by EURO-ZERT

Consulting Engineer of the Chamber of Engineers Hanover

Frank Flammer
SV Frank Flammer

Professional career

I did not become an appraiser and expert “just like that”. As a highly qualified expert in the field of mechanical engineering, I have extensive expertise in assessing, processing and handling damage to machinery and equipment. As a publicly appointed and sworn as well as EU-certified expert and surveyor, I have earned an excellent reputation and am a trusted contact for companies and institutions in Germany and throughout Europe.

2019Founding of the “Academy for Experts” (ASE)
2018Foundation of the network “Technical Experts and Surveyors” – TES
2017International certification by Euro-Zert according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17024:2012 for “Machines and industrial plants and their evaluation, structural mechanics and structural dynamics”.
2012Consulting engineer at the Lower Saxony Chamber of Engineers in Germany
2010Admission to the expert committee “Machine Evaluation and Machines” for examining the expertise of expert applicants in mechanical engineering in the Federal Republic of Germany, which is based at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Hanover.
2009Extension of the public appointment and swearing-in as an expert by the Hanover Chamber of Commerce for the “Analysis of damage causes, vibration technology and operational stability on machines and their components”.
2008Appeal to the expert admission exclusion of the Hanover Chamber of Industry and Commerce.
2006Appointed Swiss court expert. Admission to the Swiss Chamber of Technical and Scientific Court Experts. Admission to the examination board of the Swiss Experts Certification based in Lausanne, Switzerland.
2005International personal certification according to EN ISO/IEC 17024:2003 by the Swiss Experts Certification (SEC), Lausanne (Switzerland), for “Machines and systems, structural mechanics and structural dynamics.
Founding member and until 2016 member of the board (1st chairman) of the “Team Deutscher Maschinenexperten e. V.”,
Internationally Certified Mediator, Academy of Experts, London.
2002Public appointment and swearing-in as an expert by the Hanover Chamber of Industry and Commerce for the “Analysis of the causes of damage to machines and their components”.
1999/2000Founding of an expert office and since then self-employed as an expert / external consultant.
1994-2000Industrial activities with a focus on technical analysis in various positions at international corporations:
1994-1997: Calculation engineer in body engineering;
1997-1998: “Doors” project manager in body calculation;
1998-2000: Head of the “Technical Calculations” department in the automotive industry.
1988-1994Studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Brunswick with a specialization in “Technical Mechanics” and a focus on:
• vibration technology,
• durability,
• structural mechanics,
• Simulation & Analysis.

Mechanical engineering expert - expertise through continuous training and knowledge exchange

As a publicly appointed and sworn as well as EU-certified expert and experienced mechanical engineer for damage to machinery and equipment, continuous training is an essential part of my work. I regularly attend continuing education events to keep my expertise current and to stay abreast of ever-evolving industry developments.


Articles and Lectures

In an exciting and very varied field of work as an appraiser / expert in the field of “machinery, mechanical engineering, plants” there are numerous topics on which can actually be published, if one “may” and above all: time allows it at all.


Not only that, I also enjoy sharing my extensive knowledge and experience with other professionals and interested parties. This is done through regular presentations at conferences and information events, which provide the opportunity to exchange professional ideas and to learn from other experts. Time permitting, I write articles and publish in professional journals. Unfortunately, there is usually hardly any time available for this.

YearTitle of the article/publication
2019Technical calculations using the finite element method (FEM) in industry and in court
2016Current requirements for machine operators
2014Secure evidence at an early stage
2011What to do in case of product damage?
2010Everything that is right
2009Out-of-court solutions of technical-economic conflicts
2008The new Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC
2008Vibration technology in mechanical engineering – A case for specialists
2005Opportunistic ways of conflict resolution

Lectures as an expert

20218. TES-Conference, FuldaDamage to a rope press
20217. TES-Conference, OnlineStructure and review of expert opinions
2020ASE, Seminar,
Berlin, Leipzig
Be convincing as an expert witness (in court).
20194. TES-Conference, ButzbachPrinting press damage
20181. TES-Conference, FrankfurtVibration engineering problems in real life
2019IHK ErfurtArbitration proceedings
201610. Schüttgutforum, WürzburgKeynote speaker: Influences on product development: faster, better, cheaper. Is that possible?
2015TDM-Conference, StuttgartDriving facilities
2015VdS, (Gesamtverband der Deutschen Versicherungswirtschaft), KölnPreservation of evidence in case of technical machine damage
2015TDM-Conference, RigaLitigation: Drive motor of a garden fence
20137. Schüttgutforum, WürzburgPreservation of evidence in case of technical damage
20115. Schüttgutforum, WürzburgProduct damage: What to do?
2011TDM-Conference, BerlinStructural failure
20093. Schüttgutforum, WürzburgArbitration opinions and mediation
2009Vogel Business Media GmbH & Co. KGMachinery Directive 2006/42/EC (Seminar)
2008TU Wroclaw (Breslau)Analyses in case of failure of structures
2008VDI-Normenausschuss, HanoverMachinery Directive 2006/42/EC

Since last year, my focus has increasingly been on writing my own articles, which are published on this website. This allows me to share my insights and practical tips with a wider audience and answer questions posed by professionals and interested parties alike.

Private Interests

It is not enough to “just” work in life. Therefore, a balance is needed for relaxation and to gain energy and drive for new tasks. There are certainly many ways to do that. I draw my energy from family, sports, office dogs, motorcycling as well as a quiet vacation in various places.

dogs (walks)

Office noses Maggie and Hailey are not only interested in the office, but have varied interests for which they are enthusiastic. They almost always make for a good and relaxing time.

Gutachter Maschinen

Motorcycling is quite a great hobby in the beautiful season. However, you have to be fit to get on the bike. After the ride or tour fatigue and relaxation are guaranteed.

Sports / Endurance sports

A life without sports is unimaginable for me. In the first “sports life” it was soccer. Then came the entry into endurance sports (marathon / triathlon). Running always relaxes and puts you in a good mood. The last marathon and half marathon were run in 2022.

Publicly appointed and sworn Expert for the “Analysis of causes of damage, vibration technology and durability on machines and their components” by the Hanover Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

Internationally certified Expert for “Machinery and equipment and their evaluation, structural mechanics and structural dynamics” according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17024:2012 by EURO-ZERT.