Article - 23 Jan 2017
Material thickness is of primary importance during Rockwell scale selection. The 30 Rockwell scales are classified by the total test force and the indenter type.
Article - 27 Jul 2016
This article presents a case study where automation saved a significant amount of operators’ time when making and measuring indents in three specified locations of automotive crank pins and journals,...
Article - 9 Feb 2016
Consistent and effective preparation of surface treated steel samples is required for production and quality control setups. Consistent material removal rates and material flatness are vital to gain...
Article - 5 Feb 2016
Many years ago, ferrous materials were rare, and were found only as debris of meteorites. Iron and its alloys were used only for accessories, such as cultural items or jewelry.
Article - 13 Dec 2015
The scope of applications for Thin films and coatings have a wide range of applications from optical tribiological, and biomedical ones to microelectronics, packaging and decorative uses.
Article - 21 Aug 2015
There is no official definition for severe service. It may be taken to mean operating conditions in which a valve replacement is costly.
Article - 3 Apr 2015
Ceramic coatings are used in a wide variety of industrial and commercial manufacturing processes, including within the automotive industry, in manufacturing processes, and in the design of industrial...
Article - 16 Jun 2014
The mechanical properties of stainless steels are always the major product specifications when purchasing the product. The properties usually specified for flat rolled products are Brinell or Rockwell...
Article - 19 Mar 2014
The issues of repeatability, accuracy and correlation are inherent to microhardness testing. Hoever, using properly maintained and calibrated equipment, trained personnel, and appropriate testing...
Article - 14 Feb 2014
AZoM talks to Richard Wismer, Sales Manager of Newage Testing Instruments, about the new MT91 Microhardness Testing System.