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Wilson VH1150 Macro Vickers Hardness Tester


Canterbury Christ Church University

General description

Our hardness testers are used as part of our additive manufacturing and prototyping facilities to determine resistance of materials to deformation, penetration, scratching or indentation. Testing hardness is important to the field of engineering as a resistance to wear by either friction or erosion from steam, oil or water will generally increase with hardness.

Technical description

In the case of the Wilson Hardness Tester, the machine will use a combination of Steel Balls and Diamond cones which are pressed into the chosen materials surface which is then measured for indentation depth or ‘damage’ which will provide an insight into the given materials use-case or suitability.

Location: CT1 1QB