Materials Testing and Consulting

Ken Smith of HRW Manufacturing in Caldwell, Idaho, is part of a team that has designed and built a novel track system to drive pivot sprinklers.  Ken has worked with C-TAP on multiple occasions to verify the performance of their design in the areas of tensile test and design analysis.  C-TAP has also provided the design of custom tooling where needed.

C-TAP has provided metallurgical consulting through our Micron School of Material Science and Engineering department to a local manufacturer to help them better understand their heat treating process and improve throughput.  Below is an illustration from the report delivered by Boise State to highlight the possible phase transformations through heat treatment.