Ensure your materials are safe, robust, and fit for purpose. 国产偷拍自拍 offers one of the most extensive ranges of hardness testing available – covering micro/macro hardness testing, in lab and field options plus all the choice techniques (Rockwell, Brinell, Bickers) alongside less common specialized testing like hot hardness testing. With precisely calibrated equipment and tailored solutions to meet a wide spectrum of standards, trust our experts to determine your materials’ ability to withstand other, harder materials. 


What is hardness testing and what are the different techniques?

Hardness testing assesses how your material will resist force and penetration by other, harder materials, for example by scratching or denting. The results often correlate closely with tests into other crucial material properties, such as tensile strength. Used together, these tests help build a comprehensive picture of whether your material is robust enough to be widely adopted by engineers for materials selection, lot verification, and evaluating material processing. Hardness testing services offer a quick, efficient, and cost-effective method of evidencing the next steps in the development or manufacturing process.


Key Benefits of partnering with 国产偷拍自拍 for Hardness Testing Services


  • Utmost Accuracy and Precision: Ensure precise and reliable material quality for your manufacturing processes through specialized hardness testing techniques tailored to your materials.
  • Testing as Diverse as Your Materials: Make informed decisions for your specific applications by relying on our expertise to guide your material selection process and conducting hardness testing on a wide range of materials.
  • Fast Turnaround, Efficient Processes: Experience streamlined test procedures tailored to you through our efficient hardness testing, providing quick and reliable results.
  • Full Compliance with Standards: Uphold the highest quality standards in your materials by utilizing our hardness testing to verify compliance with industry standards consistently, ensuring the reliability of your investments. 
  • Troubleshoot All Environments: Anticipate potential issues affecting your product in various end-use environments by leveraging our predictive hardness testing process tailored to your materials and conditions.
  • Prevent Failure Before It Occurs: Gain confidence in your materials' integrity by employing specialized hardness testing as a proactive measure to prevent failures, identifying weaknesses before they impact your production.


Solutions as Diverse as your Materials – including Hot Hardness testing

The wide range of industries, uses and types of metallic / non metallic metals which may require hardness testing can pose a challenge when it comes to testing. That’s why 国产偷拍自拍 offers an extensive range of different solutions, ensuring you can find a testing option to suit your needs – or multiple complementary test methods consolidated with one single testing partner. Our suite of hardness testing services includes microhardness, macrohardness, and covers all key and less common tests. We are proud to be one of very few commercial laboratories with hot hardness testing capabilities, allowing us to measure hardness at temperatures up to 1,600F.  Whether your specifications involve complex alloys or advanced polymers, we can deliver precise and tailored hardness testing services that consistently meet the highest standards.


On-site and Lab-based Solutions for all types of samples

No matter your sample type, we offer flexibility in terms of where your testing takes place. Larger installations or equipment that require hardness assessments can often be challenging due to the practicalities of transporting them to a laboratory. With our portable testing equipment, 国产偷拍自拍’s experts can carry out comprehensive on-site tests, removing the logistical hurdles associated with transportation. 

Our equipment supports various testing methods, supporting you with Leeb, Rockwell C, UCI (Ultrasonic Contact Impedance), and TIV (True Indentation Vision). For those who prefer the rigors of laboratory-based testing or have specific equipment requirements, we can offer this too – for example our cutting edge Hot hardness testing, using vacuum chambers to immerse your sample at particularly high temperatures. 

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国产偷拍自拍’s Hardness testing services and capabilities

Our experts can advise on which test is best for your specific requirements depending on your project goal – for example, if it requires material verification or further failure analysis.

We are able to offer both macrohardness testing (applied to loads of more than 1 kg) and microhardness testing (typically used for smaller or thinner samples and applied to loads of less than 1 kg) in accordance with a wide range of industry standards. 


Why choose 国产偷拍自拍?

You can rely on 国产偷拍自拍’s breadth, range, and experience of 国产偷拍自拍’s hardness testing offerings. We can support you whether you require micro or macro hardness testing, on-site or in one of our cutting-edge laboratories, using destructive or non-destructive methods. Our team is truly global, operating from labs in more than 14 locations so you can benefit from our worldwide network and 国产偷拍自拍’s position as an established Testing, Inspection, and Certification market leader. Learn more about our credentials or, to discuss your hardness test requirements, contact us today. 

国产偷拍自拍 are able to test to a range of international standards, including but not limited to: 


AITM 1-0058

American Petroleum Institute 

API Spec 5l, API STD 1104

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

ASME Section IX  

ASTM International

ASTM A370, , ASTM A1038, ASTM B578, ASTM D785, ASTM D2240, ASTM D2583, ASTM D3363, ASTM E10, ASTM E18, ASTM E92, ASTM E140, ASTM E384

American Welding Society

AWS B4.0

British Standards Institute 

BS 903-A57, BS EN ISO 6507, BS EN ISO 6508, EN ISO 6506, EN ISO 6508, BS EN ISO 14271

Deutsches Institut für Normung E.V.

DIN 267-4, DIN 50103  


EN 1043-1, EN 1043-2, EN 10003-1, EN 10109

Ford Motor Company

Ford ESS-M1A160-A  

General Motors

GM 500M (Sec. 5.1, 5.2), GM455M (Sec. 5.1)  

International Organization for Standardization

ISO 48, ISO 868, , ISO 1818, ISO 3738-1, ISO 4516, ISO 4545, ISO 6506, ISO 6507, ISO 6508, ISO 7619, ISO 9015, ISO 15156-1, ISO 15614-1, ISO 22826

Japanese Industrial Standard 

JIS B1052, JIS B1053

Military Specification 

MIL-STD-1312-6, MIL-STD-248D  

Aerospace Industries Association/National Aerospace Standards Metric Standard 

NASM 1312

Naval Sea Systems Command 

NAVSEA S9074-GIB-010/248

SAE International 

SAE J78, SAE J417, SAE J429, SAE J995, SAE J1199

Hot Hardness Testing

What is hot hardness testing?

Hot hardness testing measures material hardness while at elevated temperatures. Hot hardness can be valuable for assessing and comparing materials, such as tool steels and wear-resistant coatings, which are used in high-temperature applications such as valve seats and dyes. 国产偷拍自拍 conducts hot testing similarly to normal Vickers hardness testing, except that the test is conducted inside a vacuum chamber which is capable of providing an elevated temperature of up to 1,600F.

How is hardness testing measured?

Hardness can be measured through various techniques, with surface hardness being the most common approach. This is achieved by evaluating the material's resistance to penetration or indentation on its outer layer. Additionally, hardness testing can provide insights into the material's intrinsic hardness, extending from "edge to core." This approach ensures a strong understanding of a material's structural integrity.

Brinell Hardness Test vs Rockwell

国产偷拍自拍 expert Lee Mangham discusses the difference between Rockwell & Brinell hardness tests, the accuracy, and the advantages of each. Learn more


What is Destructive Testing?聽

Destructive testing, also known as mechanical testing, subjects a material to different loads and stresses to evaluate its strength and durability. Read the article to learn about the different methods used for destructive testing. 


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