Superficial Rockwell Hardness Tests

Our Mechanical Testing department offers Superficial Rockwell Hardness Tests as part of our materials testing services. 

ATS' Superficial Rockwell Hardness Test Capabilities

Superficial Rockwell Hardness Testing follows the same procedures as the standard Rockwell Hardness test. The indentation process includes two stages: a “minor” and a “major”. The minor stage applies a test load to the material, followed by a “major” stage in which the test force defined is applied for a pre-determined duration of time. The difference of the indentation between the two stages is measured to derive the material’s hardness.

Superficial Rockwell Tests differ from their standard counterpart in the test forces applied in each stage. Superficial scales (N and T) have less KGF (kilogram-force) applied at each stage versus its counterpart.

The Influence of ASTM

Our Rockwell Testing services conform to the ASTM E18 standard to ensure we follow the specifically defined procedures. ASTM standards are the products of an international cooperative function designed to enhance the performance of specific strategic procedures resulting in greater confidence in technical objectives. We at ATS believe ASTM focuses on being able to strengthen the progression of procedures that are directly linked to our clients.

Our Lab

Offering a complete range of services, our Metallurgical Testing Lab is equipped with engineers and experts devoted to maintaining delivery of high-quality services to our clients. Working within numerous disciplines of Mechanical Testing prevents us from being limited in our offered services. The timely preparation and delivering of results remain mandatory in documenting essential details vital for client’s understanding.

About Applied Technical Services

Since 1967, Applied Technical Services has been a leading provider of consulting, testing and inspection services. Operating within copious professions, we have settled a prominent reputation of being a high-quality service provider. Our solutions are most evident through discoveries in services such as fires and explosions, chemical analysis, non-destructive testing, and forensic investigations.

ATS Quality Assurance Programs

We at ATS believe the management of a well-defined, ISO 9001 certified Quality Control program is an intrinsic trait of our services. All data and findings are accurate and reported within an appropriate time frame. We endorse integrity and professionalism within all business operations, defining core values that are aimed to meet or exceed client expectations.

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