Building a Quality System

As was previously discussed, Hill Engineering was recently awarded ISO17025:2005 accreditation for our Quality System. Developing a Quality System that is compliant with ISO is a significant effort, and at Hill Engineering we took it as an opportunity to improve the quality and documentation of our laboratory residual stress measurement services. Here’s a look back on some of the highlights in the development of our Quality System. Continue reading Building a Quality System

The Prime Room

Hill Engineering recently moved into a new facility in Rancho Cordova, CA. The new facility features a combination of laboratory, research and development, and office space; all of which are important as we work tenaciously to meet the needs of our current projects, while at the same time keeping an eye towards innovation and new opportunities. We have proudly named the primary conference room in our new facility the Prime Room, a fitting tribute to a special Hill Engineering collaborator, the inventor of the contour method, and inspirational figure, Mike Prime. Continue reading The Prime Room

Hill Engineering achieves ISO 17025 certification

We are excited to announce that Hill Engineering was recently awarded ISO17025:2005 accreditation!

ISO/IEC 17025 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories is the primary ISO standard used by testing and calibration laboratories. Hill Engineering was accredited by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). Compliance with the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard provides an internationally recognized basis for laboratory accreditation. The standard is used to govern Hill Engineering’s Quality System and entails adherence to rigorous technical requirements. Continue reading Hill Engineering achieves ISO 17025 certification

Residual stress analysis

Material fabrication processes like forging, rolling, extrusion, quenching, additive manufacturing, machining, and welding lock spatially varying residual stress fields into structural materials. These residual stresses can influence the way that materials perform (e.g., fatigue, fracture, distortion, and corrosion). Hill Engineering has developed expertise to support many different types of residual stress analysis, which we apply to help our customers manage residual stresses effectively in design. The following are some examples of residual stress analysis. Continue reading Residual stress analysis

Axes & Alloys mix metal with music!

Who says engineers don’t know how to have fun?

Axes & Alloys is a band comprised of six of Hill Engineering’s employees. Formed out of a shared love for all things rock n’ roll (or maybe pop, country, and some rock), the Axes got our start around three years ago, with original members Teresa (lead vocals), Adrian (guitar), and Brett (guitar). Their casual rehearsal format eventually welcomed Camille as the keyboardist, Robby as a second singer and keyboardist, and Justin as drummer. Continue reading Axes & Alloys mix metal with music!

Welcome Frank Di Cocco

We would like to welcome Frank Di Cocco as Program Development Manager to Hill Engineering. Frank comes to Hill Engineering with more than 25 years of experience, most recently from Alcoa Technical Center. At Alcoa, Frank was the Manager of Alcoa Defense Aerospace, where he directed government and commercial aerospace programs focused on developing structures technologies. Frank brings valuable experience leading large, multi-year aerospace programs as a prime government contractor and managing diverse teams of OEM and technical specialists like Boeing, Airbus, Lockheed Martin, BAES, and Northrop Grumman. Continue reading Welcome Frank Di Cocco

Hill Engineering visits Sugar Pine Point State Park

To me, nothing says “summer” more than camping by the lake, going for a hike, roasting marshmallows over a campfire, and fatigue analysis at bedtime. On the west side of Lake Tahoe, the Ed Z’berg Sugar Pine Point State Park hosted some of Hill Engineering and their families for a fun, nature-filled weekend. Continue reading Hill Engineering visits Sugar Pine Point State Park