Rockwell Hardness Testing 

Rockwell hardness testing is a general method for measuring the bulk hardness of metallic and polymer materials.

Although hardness testing does not give a direct measurement
of any performance properties, hardness of a Rockwell Hardness Testermaterial correlates directly with its strength, wear resistance, and other properties. Hardness testing is widely used for material evaluation because of its simplicity and low cost relative to direct measurement of many properties. Specifically, conversion charts from Rockwell hardness to tensile strength are available for some structural alloys, including steel and aluminum. MEE can perform testing using the standard and/or superficial Rockwell hardness scales.     

Typical Applications

  • Quality control for metal heat treatment
  • Incoming material inspection
  • Weld evaluations in steels and other alloys
  • Grade verification for hard plastics
  • Failure analysis

Contact us to discuss which evaluation method is best suited to solve your materials-related problems. Or visit our Handbook of Analytical Methods for Materials (HAMM) for more in-depth explanations and typical applications of the analytical methods used for the characterization and evaluation of materials and products.