In 2019 Hill Engineering licensed VEQTER Ltd.’s world-leading Deep-Hole Drilling (DHD) technology. Under this agreement, Hill Engineering is delivering state-of-the-art DHD measurements within the North and South American Continents. Results from a recent DHD measurement on a bent-beam specimen are shared in this blog post.Continue reading Deep-Hole Drilling on a bent-beam specimen
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Hill Engineering will be presenting at the upcoming Turbine Engine Technology Symposium (TETS) scheduled for September 15-17, 2021 at the Dayton Convention Center. We invite you to come see us.
The TETS Symposium is a biennial forum where the United States’ turbine engine community gathers to review and discuss the latest turbine engine technology advances. The Symposium draws an audience of approximately 1000 engineers, scientists, managers, and operational personnel from throughout the turbine engine community, including the Army, Navy, Air Force, NASA, DARPA, DOE, FAA, engine and aircraft manufacturers, material and component suppliers, and academia.
Hill Engineering’s presentation will include a summary of recent work related to predicting residual stress and airfoil distortion from shot peening and laser shock peening. The abstract text is presented below.Continue reading Turbine Engine Technology Symposium 2021
Hill Engineering is presenting “Evaluation of forging process induced residual stress in aluminum die forgings” at the ASM Heat Treating Society 31st Annual Conference and Exhibition. Held Tuesday, September 14, 2021 – Thursday, September 16, 2021 in St. Louis, MO, Heat Treat is the premier conference and expo for heat treating professionals; attracting global innovators, researchers, influencers and decision makers from around the world. This year’s conference and expo will feature two-and-a-half days of face-to-face networking opportunities with approximately 200 heat treat exhibitors/companies. The abstract text is presented below.Continue reading ASM Heat Treating Society 31st Annual Conference and Exhibition
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.Continue reading Introducing the DART – HE Vlog
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®.Continue reading Case Study: DART – automated residual stress measurement
Even though her paws are roughly the size of a strain gage, don’t expect her to perform any residual stress measurements! Our next pet spotlight is all about Hill Engineering’s smallest fuzzy friend, Potato the Syrian dwarf hamster!Continue reading HE Pet Spotlight: Potato the Hamster
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.Continue reading Five Golden Years
Hill Engineering was recently admitted to the Forging Industry Association (FIA). For more than 100 years, the FIA has been helping forging companies in North America to increase their global competitiveness. FIA’s producer member companies manufacture approximately 75% of the custom forgings volume produced in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Its supplier members manufacture materials and provide services used by the forging industry. Together, FIA’s 200 members comprise the only trade association dedicated to promoting and serving the forging industry in North America.Continue reading Hill Engineering admitted to Forging Industry Association
Hill Engineering was recently awarded US Patent 10,900,768 for residual stress measurement technology. Granted on January 26, 2021, the title of the patent is “Systems and Methods for Analysis of Material Properties of Components and Structures Using Machining Processes to Enable Stress Relief in the Material Under Test..” The patent abstract is available below. There is a link at the end to download and read it in full.Continue reading Hill Engineering awarded patent for DART
The contour method is a residual stress measurement technique that provides a two-dimensional map of residual stress on a plane. Hill Engineering’s most recent case study explores how we determine the uncertainty in these measurements.Continue reading Case Study: Contour Method Uncertainty