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MICROINDENTATION | MICRO HARDNESS TESTING

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Microindentation Process:
During the Microindentation process an indenter tip is driven into the sample by applying an increasing load up to a targeted value. The measured load is then gradually decreased until partial, or complete, relaxation of the sample has occurred. The load and displacement are recorded continuously throughout this process to produce a load-displacement curve. Adding a pause at maximum load allows studying of creep properties. Other loading modes are possible including constant load multi-cycle for measuring fatigue or plastic-elastic deformation; and increasing load multi-cycle for obtaining properties versus depth.

Standards:
• ASTM E384 • ASTM G171 • ASTM E2546 • ASTM B933 • ISO 14577 • DIN 50359

Properties Analyzed During Microindentation:
• Hardness • Elastic Modulus • Creep • Stress-Strain Curve • Fracture Toughness • Yield Strength • Compression • Fatigue • Puncture Resistance • Martens Hardness versus Depth • Plastic & Elastic Deformations • Visual Hardness and many others possible.

Software Features:
• Recipes • Export Raw Data and Images • Real Time Display • Automatic Reporting • Multi-Language Support • Compare Curves and Results

Advanced Microindentation Automation:
• Broadview Map Selection Tool (Patent Pending) Advanced Mapping on stitched image
• Automated multi-sample testing (handles height variance of up to 50mm)
• Navigation Plus (Patent Pending):  User Friendly surface navigation imaging
• Quick Approach, Auto Surface Detection and Auto Analysis
• Direct Easy Calibration Tools for Load & Depth
• Single Indent Area Function (Patent Pending): Quantifiable quality check for indenter
• Wizard (Patent Pending): Automatic Test Parameter generator (coming soon)
• Savable recipes of all macros programmed

Indenters: (Diamond, WC and many other materials)
• Berkovich • Vickers • Cube Corner • Conical-Spherical • Knoop • Knife • 1 to 6mm balls

Sample(s) Holders and Environmental Conditions:
• 275°C & 450 °C  Oven • 100°C down to -10°C Cooling Chamber • Humidity Chamber • Liquid Cups •  3 Point Bending or Puncture Holder • Custom Sample & Indenter Holders

Additional Micro Module Modes:
Micro Scratch | Adhesion Testing
Micro Wear | Friction Testing

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