Hardness Testing

Hardness is a measure of how resistant solid matter is to various kinds of permanent shape change when force is applied. Obviously, some materials are harder than others, but to define levels of hardness, a hardness testing machine is used. A hardness testing machine tests hardness is terms of scratch hardness, indentation hardness, and rebound hardness and they are each tested in different ways. In scratch hardness testing, the most common test is Mohs scale, which is used in mineralogy. In indentation testing, tests are performed on a scale known as Rockwell, Vickers, Shore, and Brinell. While in rebound hardness testing, the device used to take this measurement is known as a scleroscope. Hardness testing is primarily used in engineering and metallurgy fields.

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  1. Bench Hardness Testers
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    The hardness of metals like iron, steel, tempered steel, cast iron, brass, aluminium, copper, metal alloys can be measured by bench hardness tester. Bench hardness testers are specially designed to fit desk tops, lab workshops, and tool rooms but don’t let their size full you, they pack a punch in accurately gauging hardness to the industry standards of Rockwell, Brinell and Vickers.

  2. Digital Durometers
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    A durometer measures the hardness of softer materials like plastic, silicones, foams, rubber, leather, gel or wax. A digital durometer offers accurate recording thanks to an LCD display with an immediate response time, and a max holding setting. Given their accuracy, they are a popular testing tool in the field of R&D.

  3. Hardness Testers
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    Hardness testing is usually performed in engineering and metallurgy fields to quantify the hardness of materials or matter. Hardness testers are categorised into three types, scratch hardness tester, indentation hardness tester, and rebound hardness tester.

  4. Hardness Testing Accessories
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    Hardness testing does not just require a hardness testing machine but also hardness testing equipment. It’s important that hardness testing accessories are of high quality so that they do not influence the accuracy of testing results. Types of hardness testing equipment include specimen holders, indenters, vices and jaws, test blocks, objective lenses, anvils, and ecos software.

  5. Portable Hardness Testers
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    Hardness testing is usually performed in engineering and metallurgy fields to quantify the hardness of materials or matter. The testing process is done by a hardness tester. Portable hardness testers are hand-held devices which allow for testing of large samples or specimens with hard to reach areas.

  6. Shore Durometers
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    A Shore durometer measures the hardness of softer materials like plastic, silicones, foams, rubber, leather, gel or wax. The scale by which these materials is measured was created by Albert Ferdinand Shore, who lends his name to the measuring device. These scales were invented so that people can discuss these materials and have a common point of reference.

  7. Other
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