ERS-Toolbox® brochure

Hill Engineering’s ERS-Toolbox® software predicts the residual stress and distortion caused by surface treatment processes such as shot peening, laser shock peening (LSP), and cold hole expansion. This elegant computational design tool helps engineers and analysts design, analyze, and optimize the use of these processes, maximizing the performance of critical structural details.
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Two Decades of Excellence: Hill Engineering Celebrates 20 Years of Engineering Innovation

This year, Hill Engineering commemorates our 20th anniversary. This milestone is not just a reflection of time passed, but a testament to our unwavering commitment to engineering excellence. Since our inception, Hill Engineering has been on a mission to empower materials engineers, designers, and managers with the solid data needed to make sound decisions.

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Discover Hill Engineering’s Latest Insights at SEM 2024

We are one month away from the 2024 SEM Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, which means our presentation is fast approaching! Taking place in Vancouver, WA, from June 3rd through June 6th, this premier event offers an opportunity for professionals, researchers, and industry experts to come together, share insights, and explore the latest advancements in experimental mechanics.

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R&D Project: Strain gaging inside a tube

We are always trying to improve upon existing techniques and explore new methods so we can assure our customers that they are receiving the best services we have to offer.

After we spread out into our new laboratory space, we found some interesting things during the move that were hidden away. Something that caught our eye was a project a member of our lab team did, dealing with applying a strain gage to the inner diameter of a long tube with limited access.

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Enhancing Efficiency: Hill Engineering’s scanning profilometer system

In the intricate world of residual stress analysis, the pursuit of precision is an ongoing endeavor. The Hill Engineering Scanning Profilometer (HESP) was a result of this perennial struggle, offering a satisfying, in-house solution that revolutionized our ability to perform contour method residual stress measurements.

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Contour Method Reproducibility Publication

Hill Engineering has participated in a collaborative, interlaboratory effort to quantify contour method residual stress measurement reproducibility. The study, entitled ‘Interlaboratory Reproducibility of Contour Method Data in a High Strength Aluminum Alloy’ was published through Experimental Mechanics, and is provided open access on Springer Link. The background, objective, and methods  from the abstract text are as follows:

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Hill Engineering Aims For The Horizon With Expansion

Hill Engineering is ringing in 2024 with a new expansion. By incorporating a neighboring suite into our office design, Hill Engineering now occupies our entire building, positioning us for greater achievements in the future.

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Residual Stress 101: The Hole Drilling Method vlog

The incremental hole drilling method is one of the most common residual stress measurement techniques employed at Hill Engineering. A reliable and rapid process, it’s the subject of our latest Residual Stress 101 episode.

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2024 SEM Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics

Hill Engineering will be presenting at the 2024 SEM Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics in Vancouver, WA, from June 3rd through June 6th. We invite you to come see us!

This conference focuses on all areas of research and applications pertaining to experimental mechanics and has evolved to encompass the latest technologies supporting optical methods; additive & advanced manufacturing; dynamic behavior of materials; biological systems; micro-and nano mechanics; fatigue and fracture; composite and multifunctional materials; residual stress; inverse problem methodologies; thermomechanics; and time dependent materials. Hill Engineering’s presentation will include a summary of recent work related to residual stress measurement using the hole drilling method. The abstract text is presented below.

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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.

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