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Common Problems in Microhardness Testing

By using properly maintained and calibrated equipment, trained personnel, and appropriate testing environments, these problems can be minimized.
By Rich Wismer
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By their nature, microhardness testers are delicate instruments. Extremely light forces must be accurately applied, and the resultant impressions must be precisely measured under high magnification.


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Hardness Testing Assures Quality in Advanced Materials

Hardness testing is often the best way of establishing that components will survive and perform in their intended applications.
By John Piller
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Many new products entering the market today are based on new materials and processes. These new materials are playing increasingly important roles—supporting innovation and boosting competitiveness in technology driven industries.


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The Vickers Hardness Test

Over the past 90 years, the Vickers test has proved to be an all-around respectable performer in a wide variety of applications, some of which the inventors never dreamed possible.
By Walter Wardzala
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The Vickers hardness test, an offshoot of the venerable Brinell test, has been used since the early 1920s.
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Leco AMH43 Automatic Hardness Testing System

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Leco’s AMH43 supports Macro/Vickers hardness testing in fully automatic and semi-automatic configurations for greater precision, accuracy, and efficiency.


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Portable Hardness Testing Methods

Consider these devices for use in the field.
By David Ward
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One of the most common requests we receive at our office is from confused customers in need of a portable hardness tester for use in the field.


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Hardness Testing: Market Analysis 2013

Market upbeat despite facing headwinds.
By Vijay Mathew
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When Frost & Sullivan previously analyzed this market for Quality’s 2012 issue on hardness testing, the market was undergoing a period of transition.


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Rockwell Hardness Tester

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574 Rockwell hardness testers are designed to meet a range of Rockwell testing applications within the automotive and aerospace industries.


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Multi-Scale Durometer Test

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The Multi-Scale durometer test kit is for performing hardness tests on various types of nonmetallic materials.


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