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Indentation University Session 4: How to Test 1018 Steel by Nanoindentation

In Session 4 of the KLA Instruments Indentation University, we measure a sample of plain low-carbon 1018 steel using the KLA Instruments™ iMicro nanoindentation system.

About this webinar

Session 4 provides a brief discussion of 1018 steel along with sample preparation and setup with the iMicro nanoindentation system. Sample loading is shown, and the test plan is discussed, with special attention paid to explanation of and setting nanoindentation testing parameters, including the measurement grid for nanomechanical hardness testing and other property mapping.   

Note: for Session 4, it is recommended to view the following Indentation University webinar as background for the discussion:

 Watch a short clip from the webinar below:

iu4 How to test 1018 Steel by nanoindentation Snippet

Attend this Indentation University webinar and you will:

  • Understand the key input and output parameters for nanoindentation hardness testing
  • Learn how to interpret nanoindentation testing results
  • Learn how pileup affects nanoindentation testing results
  • Understand the material properties of 1018 steel using hardness testing
  • Learn more about iMicro nanoindenter capabilities
  • Learn about sample preparation, including polishing protocol and sample loading

About the speaker

Jennifer Hay — Senior Application Scientist

Jennifer Hay is a Senior Applications Scientist for KLA Instruments, specializing in nano-indentation. Prior to joining KLA, she held similar positions at Nanomechanics, Keysight, Agilent, and MTS Systems Corporation.  Jennifer has worked in the field of nano-indentation since 1996, advancing standardization while also developing methodology for new applications including thin films, polymers, gels, and biomaterials. Mrs. Hay served as the chair for the MEMS/Nanomechanics technical division of the Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM), and she has authored many journal articles on nano-indentation, including an invited feature series in the SEM journal Experimental Techniques.

Who should attend

If you are a student, researcher, lecturer or nanoindenter user interested in learning more about nanoindentation testing input and output parameters, then this webinar is for you.

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