TULLAHOMA, Tenn. — Worth Inc. has turned to a University of Tennessee Space Institute doctoral student to improve quality control of its manufacturing of metal baseball and softball bats.
Bats sometimes dent or crack, and Worth wants to know why and how to prevent it. That’s where UTSI student Robert Herron, a metallurgical engineer, comes in.
Herron, who began a one-year internship at Worth July 1, does a metallurgical analysis of bats that have failed and compares them with those that didn’t.
Worth believes the information he’ll provide will help the company make better bats.