Materials testing, including hardness testing, is a fundamental but useful element in analyzing component properties, and can be accomplished by a multitude of methods and techniques. Determining the hardness value can provide valuable insight to the performance, durability, strength, flexibility, and capabilities of a variety of material types from raw materials to prepared specimens and finished goods. In today's extremely competitive global market, with high expectations on accuracy and productivity, there are heavy consequences for quality and/or productivity errors. Manufacturing, research, and quality control now more than ever must depend heavily on new and evolving techniques to revolutionize, streamline, and bolster their existing, more traditional processes if they want to maintain a competitive pace. Significant advances, developing at exponential rates, in hardware, electronics, algorithm's and software has led to much more sophisticated material and hardness testing equipment that can quickly, reliably, and with extreme precision, provide useful, material critical information.
Buehler is a manufacturer of scientific instruments and supplies for cross-sectional analysis. Buehler sectioning, mounting, grinding and polishing, imaging and analysis and hardness testing equipment along with consumables are used by metallurgical, metallography, petrography, research & development, university laboratories, quality control departments and failure analysis facilities for the analysis of all types of materials, including ceramics, composites, semiconductors, metals, rocks and minerals, and plastics. Buehler is well established as the world's leading supplier of materials preparation and analysis instruments, equipment, consumable supplies and application solutions.
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