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Mike Prime: a history of the contour method

Hill Engineering has proudly named the primary conference room in our new facility the Prime Room, a tribute to special Hill Engineering collaborator and inventor of the contour method, Mike Prime. We were recently honored to have Mike stop by for a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the Prime Room. In addition to the ceremony, Mike also gave a presentation about the history of the contour method and how it almost didn’t happen. Click on the video below to view Mike’s presentation and see how the contour method grew from one man’s curiosity to what it is today.

Mike, thank you for coming to visit and thank you for an excellent presentation. When you invented the contour method you forever changed the landscape of residual stress. The Prime Room stands as a tribute to the creativity, insights, and support that you’ve provided to Hill Engineering over the years.

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