Material Research & Development Center
MRDC Center
ES3's Material Research and Development Center (MRDC) is a 120,000 square foot facility in Clearfield Utah specializing in engineered surface technologies, metallurgical lab analysis, corrosion, materials-mechanical and hydraulic testing in addition to high precision fixture fabrication and CNC grinding.

The General Manager of the ES3 MRDC facility is Richard Vander Straten who oversees all test, development, and production efforts. Richard and his staff provide unique surface solutions to both military and commercial customers. Our group of specialists provides engineered surfaces and masking solutions to a broad industrial base. How can we help you?
The MRDC Facility includes:

  • State of the art thermal spray booth with 7 axis robot
  • Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD)-I.D. magnetron sputtering
  • Full metallurgical lab
  • ISO 9001:2008 certified, AS9100B compliant
  • CNC fabrication, grinding, superfinishing
  • Custom welding, bending
  • Engineering design, structural-mechanical material testing
  • Environmental compliance with California Air Quality Standards
Metallurgical Laboratory
This ES3 facility also includes a metallurgical laboratory with capabilities which include evaluating cross sectional micro-structure and performing other mechanical destructive tests, including ASTM corrosion studies.

This facility is secure and requires advance arrangement. Contact us at 801-926-1150x500 to schedule an appointment.
By Air:
ES3's Clearfield office is 30 miles north of Salt Lake International Airport (SLC) and ten minutes east of our Clearfield Engineering Offices
By Car:
Take I-80 eastbound towards City Center/Ogden/Provo, then take exit 117 I-215 northbound towards Ogden. Merge onto I-15 as soon as possible (after about 6.4 miles). Continue on I-15 north bound to Exit 332 (Antelope Dr.). after exiting, turn left (west) on to Antelope Drive. Then turn right (north) onto 3rd street/300West. ES3's Material Research and Development Center will be on your right (see google map).
Local Accommodations: Several hotels within 5 miles 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