Hardness tests are extensively used to characterize a certain material and to identify if it is appropriate for its intended purpose. All hardness tests involve the utilization of a particularly shaped indenter that is harder than the material under testing. The indenter is pressed onto the test surface with the use of a certain amount of force. The size of the depth of the indent is measured in order to determine the hardness value.
Advanced NDT & Consultings team is trained in field of hardness testing, producing immediate results without damage to your components. The purpose of the hardness test is to determine the suitability of a material for a given application, conformance to a specification, standard, or particular treatment to which the material has been subjected (heat treatment, thermal process)