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.
Hardness tester ZHR8150CLK
Here's a preview of the latest machine launched by Indentec and available soon from UK Calibrations & Hardness Products.
The new ZHR8150CLK “Universal” Rockwell hardness tester features closed loop force control, and is capable of far more tests than a traditional Rockwell device, including:
- Rockwell testing of metals - Rockwell and superficial Rockwell to ISO 6508 and ASTM E18
- Ball indentation and Rockwell testing of plastics - ISO 2039-1, ISO 2039-2 and ASTM D785 (A & B)
- Rockwell testing of carbonaceous materials - DIN 51917
- Residual indentation of laminate floor coverings - ISO 24343-1
testXpo 2017 – 26th International Forum for Materials Testing
After the success of last year, the 26th testXpo – International Forum for Materials Testing will take place this year on October 16 – 19 at Zwick headquarters in Ulm. Together with 25 co-exhibitors, the Zwick Roell Group will present the latest trends and solutions in quality assurance and materials testing over an exhibition area of over 2,500 m². The exhibited products range from static testing machines, fatigue testing machines, hardness testers, and pendulum impact testers to melt flow indexers. Special exhibit areas are dedicated to extensometers and testing software. The products of our 25 co-exhibitors complement Zwick's exhibition by rounding out the entire spectrum of testing technology and quality assurance.
B Mason & Sons Ltd buy new equipment for automatic hardness testing
B Mason & Sons Ltd, based in Birmingham, UK is the UK’s largest manufacturer of precision strip. Materials testing is a crucial part of the Quality Control system and they have a well-equipped testing laboratory with a range of testing equipment including hardness testing.
Did You Know?
UK Calibrations' engineers are qualified to service and perform UKAS accredited calibrations on a wide range of hardness testers, from all manufacturers, enabling you to arrange one service visit to cover all your hardness testing machines.