Since the development of eddy current testing in the early to mid-1900s this method has been used to detect defects and properties of many types of metals. The most common applications are testing tubular products for transverse defects, testing bar or wire products for longitudinal surface defects, and testing parts for defects and properties such as hardness.
One of the first requirements for the performance of nondestructive testing (NDT) arose when visual inspections were mandated following fatalities from a boiler explosion in the late 1800s. The need to formalize the qualification of NDT practitioners gradually became apparent.
Although additive manufacturing (AM) already plays a significant role in product design and prototyping, advancing the methodology for industrial applications depends on reliable inspection technology, particularly for safety-critical parts and structures.
Digital gaging, involving the software and hardware used to capture and process digital measurements, has grown dramatically in the past two decades. It has also made quality more efficient and effective.
Hardness testing is a simple mechanical test developed to provide a quantitative measurement in a quick and efficient manner. Hardness testing is used in place of other techniques such as tensile testing as it can be correlated with tensile strength but requires significantly less time and effort, as well as being comparatively nondestructive.
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