HE Pet Spotlight: Cookie Dough & Rocky Road the Dwarf Goats!

Have you ever heard the saying, “happy as a goat?”

Neither have we, but in this case, it applies! Meet Cookie Dough and Rocky Road the Nigerian Dwarf Goats, subjects of our latest Hill Engineering pet spotlight.

Two Nigerian Dwarf Goats in a pen, one with white fur and colored spots, and the other black with brown stripes.
Cookie Dough and Rocky Road the Nigerian Dwarf Goats.
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New Rapid Forge Design Article in FIA Magazine

Our Rapid Forge Design (RFD) software has generated a substantial amount of buzz since it’s release last year. If you’ve been keeping up with our social media accounts, you’ve probably caught us highlighting its key features and ease of use, especially through our demonstration video in which creator John Watton goes step-by-step through the closed-die impression forging design process.

For those who want a more comprehensive rundown of the software’s features and abilities, as well as plans for future design modules, John recently published an article in Forging Industry Association magazine, where he gives a history of how RFD came to be, and how it serves forgers and forging consumers.

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HE Pet Spotlight: Saaz and Barley

Two German Shorthair Pointer dogs lying on a red blanket on a couch.
Saaz and Barley, the German Shorthair Pointers.

When we’re not performing residual stress measurements, some of the HE team members love spending time with their furry friends! Josh Hodges is no exception. He lives with his two German Shorthair Pointers, Saaz and Barley, ages 12 and 3 respectively.

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Contour Method 101: Two-Dimensional Mapping of Residual Stress

We talk a lot about the residual stress measurement techniques we employ at Hill Engineering. One of the most commonly used is the Contour Method! Invented in the year 2000, and patented by Los Alamos National Laboratory, the contour method measures 2D residual stresses over a planar surface.

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HE Vlog: Introducing the Integrated Maintenance System, IMx+

In our latest vlog, Hill Engineering team member Bob Pilarczyk introduces the Integrated Maintenance System, or IMx+. This revolutionary system uses next generation technologies to address the quality assurance needs of the aerospace industry. Watch the video below for more information.

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In the Field with Ryan: On-site Residual Stress Measurements

While we at Hill Engineering take pride in our ability to perform high quality residual stress measurements in our laboratory, we recognize that not all parts and projects can be easily transported.

That’s where we bring the measurements to you with our Residual Stress Field Team. Our laboratory engineers are capable of performing residual stress measurements across the globe, and have done so on many occasions.

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Introducing the DART – HE Vlog

Our latest vlog highlights the DART™, our turn-key, industry-leading tool for precise, reliable, and efficient near-surface residual stress measurements. The Device for Automated Residual stress Testing is capable of multiple measurement techniques including hole drilling and TrueSlot®. This flexibility allows for easy adaption as new applications arise.

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Case Study: DART – automated residual stress measurement

Our latest case study highlights the many benefits of the DART™ automated measurement system, a tool we at Hill Engineering developed specifically to improve near-surface residual stress measurement techniques such as hole drilling and TRUEslot®.

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A Delightful Celebration of Five Golden Years

This week, we’re celebrating five years at our Gold Canal Drive facility in Rancho Cordova, California. Hill Engineering acquired the building in 2016 to meet the rising demand for residual stress measurement, fatigue analysis and design, and residual stress engineering services.

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