Hardness testing of materials to measure their mechanical properties has been in common use for over 100 years. Over that time there have been many developments, the most recent being the use of instrumented indentation, where load and depth are simultaneously monitored during indentation in order to determine the resultant curve and calculate mechanical properties. Instrumented indentation has superseded many conventional hardness testing techniques owing to its ease of use and better accuracy at low depths where conventional techniques would be either impossible to use or would produce large inaccuracies.

Zwick Roell Asmec in collaboration with Coventry University are pleased to invite you to a FREE seminar which will focus on the role of nanoindentation across Academic and Industry sectors.

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

UK Calibrations would like to extend a warm welcome to Mark Deven, who joins our team from January 3rd as General Manager and Sales Engineer, responsible for all hardness tester sales in the UK and Ireland, reporting to MD Steve Gray.

Mark brings with him over thirty years experience in the materials sector with companies including Struers and Buehler.

The team are looking forward to working with Mark over the coming months and years as the business continues to move forward.

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.