Hardness Testing

Product ID: HAT101

Hardness is a characteristic of a material, not a fundamental physical property. It is defined as the resistance to indentation, and it is determined by measuring the permanent depth of the indentation. Hardness affects a wide range of physical characteristics, such as how much the metal will wear, scratch or stand up to stress.

Our Brinell hardness testing machine applies a constant load via a pointed indenter to create an indentation in the metal surface. This is then measured to determine the hardness of the material. The Brinell hardness test makes a relatively deep, wide indentation in the material, which means it tests the average hardness over a larger area than some alternative tests.

Our hardness testing service includes a comprehensive report detailing the results and test load.

Hardness Testing

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