Equipment | Mechanical Testing |Hardness Testing Machines

Hardness Testing Machines

Hardness testing machines perform three common kinds of scientific hardness tests: the Brinell hardness test, the Rockwell hardness test, and the Vickers hardness test.

The Rockwell hardness test is the most widely used technique, easy to carry out and more precise than other kinds of evaluations. The Brinell hardness test is typically used to evaluate materials that are too coarse or that have an exterior that is too rough for other test techniques.

Based on an optical measurement system, the Vickers Hardness Test uses a diamond indenter to make a dimple that is measured and translated into a hardness value. Because the test indentation is very small in a Vickers test, it is useful for evaluating very thin materials or measuring a surface with a small surface area or individual microstructures. me.

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