Hardness testing helps to determine the ability of a material to resist wear, abrasion, penetration, deformation, and machining. As a fundamentally accepted characteristic used in the process of material property identification regarding strength, hardness is typically a component within a larger testing protocol. Tensile testing and chemical composition analysis will provide the minimum amount of information to identify a type of material. However, by incorporating hardness data into the overall testing regime, the entire fingerprint for a specific heat lot is revealed. Therefore, accurate decisions can be made for an intended use.
The three most commonly requested hardness test methods are:
Each of these test types are best suited for specific applications.
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