Out-of-Box Concept with Mount Fixturing, EZ Clamp

EZ-Clamp

Holding a metallographic sample both steady and level during hardness testing is essential to ensure accurate and repeatable results.  To make this mount both convenient to use, versatile and effective can be a challenge.  An innovative fixturing method was developed by Buehler’s Wilson Hardness Testing Group over 10 years ago.  This fixture is not widely …

DiaMet Hardness Software – Weld Testing Using Vickers Hardness Scale

Weld Image

Welded joints are nowadays indispensable in the automotive and aviation industry. Welds usually combine metallic components to form a structure that is then assembled in production and assembly with other subassemblies. The welds must be able to withstand extreme loads as they are the weak points of the construction. Weld seam inspection is thus a …

Cuts Like a Knife … Hardness Testing Matters

Cutting Edge Hardness Testing

In the highly competitive cutting blades indus­try, it is vital for the blade to have sufficient hardness to retain an edge, while too hard can cause brittle failure. When hardened materials are ground, residual heat may alter the microstructure and soften the blade edge. Testing the hardness of the cutting blades becomes challenging as indents …