Hardness testing is a well-established method for determining a material’s resistance to indentation under a constant applied load.
Metaltest UK is fully equipped to carry out Hardness testing at its laboratory at Milton Science Park, Oxfordshire.
There are three main industry-recognised methods which can be applied to hardness testing:
– Vickers (HV)
– Brinell (HB)
– Rockwell (HR
Metaltest UK is fully equipped to conduct all three methods as required for applications such as full cross-weld surveys, ascertaining weld Heat Affected Zone (HAZ) area property changes, and the likelihood of susceptibility to cracking.
As with all the metallurgical tests performed at our dedicated facility, samples undergo precise machining and preparation to ensure high accuracy and to meet strict quality requirements.