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On the Road with the Residual Stress Field Team

In the ever-evolving landscape of materials science and engineering, on-site solutions are an important component of residual stress testing. That’s why we at Hill Engineering have a dedicated residual stress field team, capable of traveling directly to customers’ locations in order to deliver the same precision and data quality of our in-house residual stress measurements.

Every testing situation is different, and not all manufacturing processes allow for the ability to easily send components to a laboratory. The ability of our residual stress field team to travel directly to customer sites brings materials testing closer to the heart of where it matters most – the operational environment. This mobility allows us to address challenges unique to each client’s setup.

The team’s proficiency in on-site residual stress measurements is anchored by their utilization of advanced tools, such as the DART – our Device for Automated Residual stress Testing. Capable of performing near-surface residual stress measurement techniques such as hole drilling, TrueSlot®, and ring core, we can perform accurate assessments without the need for transporting delicate or oversized components to our laboratory. In some instances, this not only saves time but also ensures that measurements are conducted under conditions that closely mimic real-world scenarios.

The flexibility offered by Hill Engineering’s residual stress field team is a testament to our commitment to customer satisfaction. Whether it’s the aerospace industry grappling with aircraft component stresses or manufacturers optimizing production processes, our team tailors their approach to meet the unique needs of each client.

The Hill Engineering field team, with its ability to perform on-site residual stress measurements, is just one of the ways we offer flexible, high quality  residual stress testing to our customers. Their mobility, coupled with advanced technology, ensures that the science of engineering is not confined to laboratories but can thrive in the real-world environments where innovation truly takes flight.

If you have any questions about the capabilities of our Field Team and how it can help your project, please contact us.