Moving Head Mechanism – Absolute Solution For Hardness Testing Of Odd Sized Components.

  Apr-07-2021 By Asif Alase

Whether it is a casting, forging or machined component. Whether it is made up of metal, non-metal or synthetic material; hardness testing has prime importance in materials testing. Especially when the component is supposed to withstand extreme crushing force. Since its inception, the hardness testing has been conducted mostly in a lab under a controlled environment. But the actual test results are useful at an industrial level. The existing hardness testers are mostly tabletop machines and are incapable of testing large-sized components that too on a shop floor. But how can we conduct hardness testing of a cylinder around 50Kg in weight and 125mm in diameter? It is a major challenge for many manufacturing firms to conduct hardness testing of such components on conventional tabletop machines ...

All You Need To Know About Impact Testing

  Feb-27-2021 By Vishal Balwan, Asif Alase

How do they determine if a component is tough enough to withstand heavy impact? Materials undergo a drastic change in varying temperatures. If the temperature goes below -400C to -1980C the physical properties of the material change. Some cracks and flaws form at a microscopic level. Some defects, even at a microscopic level, could make the material weak thereby causing failure under the impact. How much impact energy does a material can withstand, is measured through impact testing. The most common impact testing method is swinging pendulum impact testing. The pendulum is used to strike a notched specimen and calculate the impact of energy. Curious about how the test is done? Read the article to understand the impact of testing thoroughly.

What Is Impact Testing? ...

An exclusive guide on how to use a Universal Testing Machine.

A universal Testing Machine or commonly known as UTM is a materials testing machine. The
machine is widely used across a range of applications in the manufacturing industry. A UTM
is mainly used for tensile and compression testing of metallic and non-metallic materials.
This exclusive guide will help you understand the basic principle and working of a UTM, its
construction, sample preparation, and how to use it for tensile and compression testing.

UTM Principle

It works on the principle of elongation and deformation. These machines usually use a hydraulic cylinder to create the force. The applied force is determined by system pressure which can be accurately measured.

This is how the mac ...