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Micro Hardness Testing in Orange

Do you require meticulous, effective microhardness testing services for metals, composites, or ceramics?

Look no further than Burbank Steel Treating Inc. We are pleased to offer exceptional microhardness testing for a variety of residential and commercial purposes.

Our equipment and methods are state-of-the-art, while our highly professional staff has the experience and attention to detail to test any material you need.

We offer metal testing, composite testing, and a variety of other materials.

No matter the project you are undertaking, you need to know that the materials you are using are sufficiently strong and dense enough to supply adequate support. This is an area in which you simply cannot cut corners.

Our testing provides the certainty and proof you need to proceed with your project. By knowing your materials are reliable, you can rest assured knowing that safety and integrity will not be compromised.

For the very best, most accurate indentation hardness testing in Orange, consult the team of experts at Burbank Steel Treating Inc.

Dependable, Accurate Microhardness Testing

If you are unfamiliar with microhardness testing, you will probably be curious to know what is it and how it works. While you may not encounter this measurement often in daily life, it constitutes a key part of mechanical engineering.

Microhardness testing, also called indentation testing, is a method of measuring the hardness of a material in question by using a sample of it.

The testing analyzes small samples, thin specimens, thin films, or plated surfaces. Generally, a small portion of the material will be adequate as a microhardness testing sample.

The testing reveals the resistance of the material to a specific load during a designated dwell time. The applied load is under 10 Newton (or 1 kg) for microhardness, while microhardness implies a load over 10 Newton.

An indenter is pressed into the surface, generally for 10 seconds.

After the indentation, the resulting indent in the sample is measured and analyzed optically. The creases, angles, and size of the indentation will indicate the material’s hardness.

Microhardness testing is a fascinating process with many practical applications within mechanical engineering. Examples include the aerospace, automotive, and medical industries, among many others.

Microhardness Testing Purposes

Microhardness testing serves two main purposes.

The first is to evaluate the material characteristics of the sample in question. Burbank Steel Treating Inc will test to check that the material is correct, as well as test the ability to harden and confirm the process of manufacturing. Microhardness testing can also be used to predict tensile strength.

The second is to evaluate the functionality of the material. We test to confirm its ability to function as intended. We will also evaluate its resistance to wear, toughness, and resistance to impact.

Microhardness Testing Considerations

Burbank Steel Treating Inc takes the following factors into consideration prior to testing:

  • Material
  • Sample size
  • Thickness
  • Scale
  • Sample shape: round, cylindrical, flat, irregular, etc.
  • R & R (repeatability and reproducibility)

Why Choose Burbank Steel Treating Inc for Microhardness Testing?

Before your project or build begins, you can trust Burbank Steel Treating Inc to provide a thorough and accurate assessment of your material’s properties. After careful evaluation, we will provide a detailed report outlining our findings. You can then proceed with certainty and peace of mind.

We guarantee the best service for microhardness testing in Orange. To schedule a testing or for more information, contact us today!