Rapid results from heavy load
Indentation hardness testing is relatively non-destructive, quick and inexpensive way of determining a metal or materials ability to resist being permanently, deformed (bent, broken, or have its shape changed), when a load is applied. The greater the hardness of the metal, the greater resistance it has to deformation.
We offer the following hardness tests;
- Brinell Hardness
- Vickers hardness
- Rockwell Hardness testing
Static Indentation Hardness testing is, by far, the most common and reliable method for evaluating a material’s hardness. The above techniques involve forcing a ball, cone, or pyramid into the surface metal or other material, with a specific load over a standardised time period. The size of the indentation is then measured, from which hardness values are calculated.