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 […]
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 […]
A study shows an operator time savings of 86% for making and measuring indents in three locations of crank pins and journals when using automation compared to manual testing. There was less part manipulation, fewer errors in data transcription and lower variability between operators performing tests. Click here to view the full article.
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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 […]