Hardness Testing

Mitutoyo hardness testers - HR-530 series Rockwell testing machine and a HV-110 Vickers hardness machine

What Equipment IMR has

IMR possesses 2 Mitutoyo hardness testers in the form of an HR-530 series Rockwell testing machine and an HV-110 Vickers hardness machine. Combined these systems enable hardness testing of a wide variety of materials for multiple applications.

What it’s used for in IMR

Hardness testing forms a significant part of materials analysis during process optimisation in both subtractive and additive manufacturing technologies. Furthermore, in product testing, hardness tests are used to ensure products comply with appropriate standards and are fit for purpose.