Material Research and Development Center

Material Research and Development Center

ES3’s Material Research and Development Center (MRDC) is a 120,000 square foot facility in Clearfield Utah located at:

Freeport West Industrial Park
Building E4, Section 4A
Clearfield, Utah

The MRDC is a secure facility and requires advanced arrangements before any site visits. Contact us at (801) 926-1150 ext. 500 to schedule an appointment. The MRDC consists of office space, lab, research and development (R&D), and production shop space. The MRDC has an AS9100D(2016) based on ISO9001:2015 and also ISO14001:2015 quality/environmental management systems along with an experienced staff located just minutes away from Hill Air Force Base. We have expertise and services in the following areas:

Professional Staff Includes:

  • Aerospace Engineers
  • Chemical Engineers
  • Design Engineers
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Environmental Engineers
  • Hydraulic Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Program Managers
  • Certified QA Managers, auditors, and Inspectors
  • Certified Manual Machinists
  • Certified CNC Machinists
  • Certified Grinders
  • Certified Welders
  • Coating Specialists
  • Plating Specialists
  • Lab Technicians

Engineering Services:

  • Engineering disciplines include Aerospace, Chemical, Design, Environmental, Electrical, Hydraulics, Material/Metallurgical, and Mechanical
  • Coating Fixture Design
    • Electroplating
      • Low Hydrogen Embrittlement Zinc Nickel (LHE Zn-Ni)
      • Cadmium (Cd)
      • Chrome (Cr)
    • High Velocity Oxygenated Fuel (HVOF) Thermal Spray
    • Magnetron Sputtering
  • Prototype
  • Tooling
  • Reverse Engineering
  • 3D Scanning
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • New Coating Development
  • Landing Gear Health Monitoring
  • Electrical Systems
  • Hydraulic Systems
  • Failure Mode Analysis
  • Return on Investment Analysis

Laboratory Services:

  • InspectionZeiss Coordinate Measuring Machine(CMM)
    • Height Gauge
    • Optical Comparator
    • Granite Tables
    • Micrometers
    • Bore Gauges
    • X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Metal Analyzer
    • Other Precision Measuring Tools
  • Chemical
    • Titrations
    • Aluminum etching
    • HVOF Coating Stripping
    • Zn-Ni Stripping
  • Corrosion
    • Salt Fog
      • ASTM B117
      • GMW 14872
    • Environmental
  • Metallurgical
    • Coating Adhesion
    • Image Analysis
    • Micro-Hardness
    • Mounting
    • Polishing
    • Porosity

Manufacturing Services:

  • Manual Mills and Lathes
  • CNC Mills and Lathes
  • CNC Mill Turn
  • Waterjet Cutting
  • MIG/TIG Welding
  • Sheet Metal Fabrication (Rollers, Sheers, and Press Brakes)
  • Rod and Tube Bending
  • Cylindrical Wheel and Belt Grinding
  • Superfinishing
  • Surface Grinding
  • Honing
  • Rubber Coating (Plastisol)
  • Coating Masking
  • Painting and Priming
  • Surface Preparation (Etch and Abrasive Blast)

Repair and Overhaul Services:

  • HVOF Thermal Spray
  • Hexavalent Chrome Replacement
    • United States Air Force (USAF) Approved Supplier
    • Full Production Workload
    • Fixture Design
    • Surface Preparation
    • 7 Axis Robot
    • Small or Large-Scale Parts
  • Magnetron Sputtering
    • Aluminum Landing Gear Outer Cylinder Repair
    • USAF Approved Supplier
    • Fully Automated
    • Large Scale Parts
    • Fixture Design
  • Aircraft Overhaul
    • Wing Repair and Improvement
    • Bulkhead Repair
    • Horizontal Box Beam Repair
    • Carry through Bulkhead Radius Repair
    • Non-Destructive Inspections (NDI)

Testing Services:

  • Full Scale Testing
    • Dynamics
    • Hardware in the Loop (HITL)
      • Accumulators
      • Anti-skid
      • Brakes
      • Fuses
      • Hydraulics
    • Fatigue
    • Electrical systems
      • Humidity
      • Landing Gear Health Monitoring
      • Thermal
    • Instrumentation
    • Statics
    • Wear
    • Weight and Balance
  • Coupon Testing
    • Adhesion
    • Fatigue
    • Four Point Bending
    • Hydrogen Embrittlement
    • Surface Activation
    • Surface Roughness
    • Tensile
    • Wear

Shipping and Receiving:

General freight and standard shipment by private carrier are received at our north receiving dock. Please address deliveries to:


Building E-4, Section 4-A
Clearfield, UT 84016
Shipment of aircraft wings are received at our southwest receiving dock.  Please address wing deliveries to:
Building E-4, Section 1
Clearfield, UT 84016
Shipments made via rail are received at our railway dock and should be addressed to:


Union Pacific Railroad X-ing 805877A
The US Postal Service does not deliver to Freeport West Industrial Park where ES3’s MRDC is located.  If sending products via USPS, please mail this to our Clearfield Engineering address:
1346 S Legend Hills Drive
Clearfield, UT 84015-2279
By Air:

The MRDC is 30 miles North of Salt Lake International Airport (SLC) and 10 minutes West of our Clearfield Engineering

By Car from the Salt Lake International Airport (SLC):

Take I-80 eastbound towards City Center/Ogden/Provo.
Take Exit 117 I-215 northbound towards Ogden.
Merge onto I-15 after 6.5 miles and remain North.
Take Exit 332 Antelope Drive in Layton.
After Exiting turn left off of the freeway and head West for 2.2 miles.
Turn right on 300 West (3rd Street) in Clearfield and head North.
The MRDC will be on the right side. The main entrance is on the West side of the building in the North Corner.


Several hotels within 1 mile driving distance include:

LaQuinta Inn Salt Lake City/Layton

1965 North 1200 West
Layton, UT 84041-1939

Hilton Garden Inn Salt Lake City/Layton

762 West Heritage Park Blvd
Layton, Utah, USA, 84041

Holiday Inn Express Layton I-15

1695 Woodland Park Drive
Layton, UT 84041

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