Articles by Bill O'Neill

NDT - Hardness Testing

Trends in Hardness Testing

November 2, 2012
Develop methods to improve productivity, accuracy and efficiency.
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The Evolution of Hardness Testing

October 4, 2011
Hardness testing has evolved quite dramatically from simple scratch-testing to motorized testers to today’s sophisticated, fully automated, computer-controlled systems.
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50 Years of Quality: History of Hardness Testing

July 26, 2011
Hardness testing plays an important role in materials testing, quality control and acceptance of components.
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Hardness Testing Gets Automated

September 30, 2010
Hardness testing is a fundamental characteristic in analyzing component properties, and, as an important materials testing tool, this critical parameter can be performed and measured by a multitude of methods and techniques.
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Master Hardness Testing

September 29, 2008
Learn more about hardness testing methods including metals testing, often referred to as indentation hardness testing.
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Back to Basics: Ensure Integrity with Materials Verification

July 31, 2008
Proper verification provides valuable information on a material’s ability to perform and endure.
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Quality 101: Nondestructive Testing

March 12, 2008
Nondestructive testing (NDT), or nondestructive evaluation (NDE), is a method of materials testing that assesses the characteristics of a component without altering or destroying it.
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Quality 101: Nondestructive Testing

February 22, 2008
Nondestructive testing (NDT) is a method of materials testing that assesses the characteristics of a component without altering or destroying it.
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