We offer a variety of hardness tests including Vickers Hardness Testing, Brinell Hardness Testing and Portable Hardness Testing for scenarios where sending a sample to our laboratory isn’t possible. In addition to a range of hardness tests, we can supplement analysis with other testing methods. These methods not only offer insights into material properties but also assess conformance to specifications, playing a crucial role in a more comprehensive investigation.
What is Hardness Testing?
Hardness testing is a technique used to access the resistance of a substance primarily through indentation, scratching, or deformation. SureScreen Scientifics can provide rapid turnaround on testing, and other work; often within the same day.
Vickers Hardness Testing
The Vickers Hardness test is one of our most used methods to measure material hardness. The application can be applied to a wide range of metals. In a Vickers Hardness Test, a small diamond shaped indenter is pressed into the material under examination with a known force. The size of the indentation left on the material surface is then measured, and the Vickers Hardness value is determined.
Brinell Hardness Testing
The Brinell Hardness test is another standardised method to measure how hard a material is. It involves pressing a spherical ball into the surface of the material. The diameter of the resulting impression is then measured to identify the Brinell Hardness Number. This test is suitable for a whole range of metallic materials, and particularly cast irons.
Portable Hardness Testing
A non-destructive hardness testing method using a portable device for onsite samples which cannot be sent to our laboratory.
What Hardness test do you need?
There are many variables to consider when choosing a hardness test, things such as but are not limited to: the size of the sample and the material composition. Our dedicated team of forensic engineers have a wealth of experience spanning over 25 years and can advise you on the right type of hardness test needed. Contact them today to find out more.
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