We just added a second microhardness tester to the MEE laboratory. The Mitutoyo 200 series tester has both Vickers and Knoop capabilites and a test force range of 0.05 grams to 2000 grams. Typical applications for microhardness testing include hardness of thin coatings, case depth evaluation, and evaluation of welds.
Feel free to call and arrange a tour of our laboratory or to talk with one of our materials engineers. MEE staff is happy to consult with you to determine the best analytical methods applicable to your specific project.
In addition, our online handbook provides a description of the microindentation hardness testing technique, analytical information and sample requirements.