Over the years, Hill Engineering has had the opportunity to work with mechanical engineering undergraduate students at University of California, Davis, as part of their senior design capstone. The capstone pairs a group of students with a sponsor company in the industry to address a design challenge presented by the sponsor. For the 2022-23 school year, Hill Engineering submitted a project to the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department for an automated wire preparation device. This device would mainly be used by our engineers to cut “jumper wires” for a strain gage assembly, which are used for the many residual stress measurements we perform.Continue reading Senior Design 2023: An automated wire preparation device
In a previous post, we highlighted the steps we took to develop a Quality System that is compliant with ISO. Since then, we have successfully completed three renewal audits and are currently accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2017, the most recent revision of the standard. Part of our Quality System requirements includes the creation and maintenance of a quality control program for the various residual stress measurement techniques we perform in our laboratory. Consistently providing high quality results to our customers is something we pride ourselves in and the best way for us to assure that is through a quality control program.Continue reading Inside Hill Engineering’s Quality Control Program
Nothing sums up summer quite like a good camping trip. A handful of Hill Engineering families made their way to the Stanislaus River and Caswell Memorial State Park for a weekend of nature, campfires, and s’mores.
A new Aerospace Standard, AS7045 – Residual Stress Measurement and Classification, Metallic Structural Alloy Products and Finished Parts, was recently published by SAE International. Hill Engineering was actively involved in the development of the standard along with many of our collaborators in the aerospace industry. AS7045 offers tremendous potential to revolutionize the management of residual stress during metallic material procurement.Continue reading AS7045 – Residual Stress Measurement and Classification, Metallic Structural Alloy Products and Finished Parts
The anticipation had been building for months, and finally, the day arrived. Robby, Camille, and Ryan, members of the Hill Engineering team, embarked on a journey through time as they attended the Taylor Swift Eras Tour concert in Santa Clara, California.
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We are very excited today because in this blog we cross an incredible milestone: our 200th post! That’s right. Since the inception of the Hill Engineering blog back in March 2016, we have published 200 times.
Let’s take a look back over the past 7 years of blogging bliss!Continue reading The Big 200! – Celebrating a milestone blog post
There’s a new addition to the HE pet family that I’m excited to tell you about. Joining my family and I at home is Tau, the orange ticked tabby cat.Continue reading HE Pet Spotlight: Tau
Hill Engineering is happy to announce the completion of our Utah office renovations. Working with Gladwell Construction, a licensed general contractor based in Ogden, Utah, we created a thoughtfully designed and functional workspace with our employees, current projects, and future opportunities in mind. Thank you to Gladwell Construction for a job well done.Continue reading Renovations finished at Hill Engineering’s Utah office
We recently learned that some hole drilling method and contour method results were highlighted in the August 2022 issue of Railway Track and Structures. The article is titled Residual stress investigation of ultrasonic impact treated and untreated thermite welds.Continue reading Hill Engineering featured in Railway Track & Structures – August 2022
When we’re not performing residual stress measurements, some of the Hill Engineering team members love spending time with their furry friends! This is true for Debra LaChappell who lives with her golden retriever lab mix Sunshine, and her cat, Malibu!Continue reading HE Pet Spotlight – Sunshine and Malibu