As a metal manufacturer, our company has always chosen to use the Vickers hardness test in order to ensure that all parts, even the smallest, can still be effectively tested for indentation resistance and overall hardness of the material in question. With the Vickers method, we find that the microhardness test is particularly effective, especially when it comes to testing out metals which is the primarily used material in our industry.
Using Small Samples For Best Results When Testing
One of the reasons that we have continued to use the Vickers hardness test in our industry is that it only requires very small samples of material in order to test hardness effectively. Being able to test in this way means that we can use these small specimens as a guideline before committing to the manufacture of our larger metal products. Our only tip would be to make sure that any sample you are trying to test is polished well before adding to the tester, as this will magnify the result and give the clearest indication possible of the overall resistance to indentation of the chosen material. Although we use this type of hardness test as our preferred method for testing out metal, it can also be used to test other composites and ceramics too, I believe.