Welcome to UK Calibrations
UK Calibrations Limited, based in the Midlands, provide national cover for all your hardness testing needs. Full service backup is provided on a regional basis and includes training, calibration, field service, in house repairs and as much advice and help as you need. UK Calibrations have the only original Vickers service engineers operating anywhere in the world.
With the relevant standards under constant review, UK Calibrations can carry out all verifications to the latest requirements, both directly and indirectly, keeping you up-to-date and in conformance. We can supply an extensive range of UKAS Indenters and UKAS reference hardness test blocks.
From August 2013, UK Calibrations became part of the Zwick Roell Group A world leader in materials and component testing, this move secured the future of the company and allowed access to the full range of Zwick Roell hardness testing machines and the expertise of other members of the group, including Indentec, a long established British manufacturer of hardness testers and other accessories. Indentec also have an in house design capability for special tooling and automatic systems.
"We are proud of our company's history and achievements, and because of our structure, we have the flexibility to respond quickly to customer requirement. Whether it is a breakdown, a compliance issue or a technical enquiry, our team of experts is available to help you".
Universal hardness tester for instrumented indentation tests
Instrumented indentation, also known as depth-sensing indentation or nano-indentation, is an increasingly popular method of measuring the mechanical response of a wide range of materials.
You've spent hours on the 'net researching the hardness testing system for your needs, you've perused the spec sheets and probably even spoken to a few distributors, If only you could take a few of your samples and spend time making sure the kit will do exactly what you want.
UK Calibrations can now supply a full range of standard test blocks supplied with a UKAS accredited calibration certificate. If your requirements are not covered by our standard range, We can also supply custom made reference hardness blocks from material you supply.
Heat Treatment 101
Heat treating is a group of industrial and metalworking processes used to alter the physical, and sometimes chemical, properties of a material. The most common application is the heat treatment of metals. Heat treatment involves the use of heating (or chilling), normally to extreme temperatures, to achieve a specific result such as hardening or softening of a material.