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Buehler Sponsors Wilson Hardness Days November 4-5, 2020

Buehler Sponsors Wilson Hardness Days November 4-5, 2020 Image Two Days Jam-Packed with Online Topics Ranging from Hardness Testing Fundamentals to Best Practices, Calibration and More

Lake Bluff, Illinois… Buehler, an ITW Company is hosting Wilson Hardness Days, November 4-5, 2020. This virtual educational program includes two half days of an immersion into Hardness Testing, Calibration, the Latest on Hardness Testers and DiaMet™ Software. Hardness Days is part of the centennial anniversary celebration of Buehler’s Wilson hardness tester product line and is offered complimentary to all.

Dr. Mike Keeble, US Labs and Technology Manager and Dr. Evans Mogire, EU Labs and Technology Manager have planned educational programs for both beginners and experienced lab technicians. Along with other Buehler experts they will share their knowledge on key hardness testing topics that will be of interest to Materials Labs at Universities, Research & Development Centers and Production Quality Control laboratories in many industries including automotive, aerospace, defense, and metals.

Dr. Mike Keeble,  US Laboratory & Technology Manager Dr. Keeble states, “As we celebrate Wilson, the hardness brand within Buehler, we want to mark this year with something special. Many customers can’t travel to trade shows or our Solutions Centers to see the machines in action, so along with many other activities we decided to bring the lab to them with technical and educational webinars and now the Hardness Days event.”
Dr. Evans Mogire, EU Laboratory & Technology Manager Dr. Mogire adds, “Since we wanted to make this available to as many customers as possible, we decided to offer the program during the morning hours in the United States, which will allow our European customers to join us as well. We are delighted to put this on and hope that this becomes a valuable resource for all industries that include hardness testing in their quality control programs.”

Attendees are invited to register once and obtain access to any or all of the online events. Both days open at 9am CST and end at approximately 12:30pm CST. The specific topic times are available on the web registration page; there will be 15 minute intermissions between topics for transition. So participants can jump on or jump off as they like during the program.

Wilson Hardness Days November 4-5 2020

The Wilson Hardness Days virtual event includes:
  • Welcome to Buehler and Wilson Hardness
    • Wilson Hardness Equipment Overview
    • New Products Introduction Rockwell RH2150 and Universal UH4000
    • Plant Tours of Wilson Hardness Manufacturing in Illinois, USA and Shanghai, China
    • Tour of the Hardness Test Block Calibration Laboratory in Binghamton, New York
  • Fundamentals of Hardness Testing Webinar
  • This webinar will provide a background to hardness testing, including its development and common uses. It will outline the principles of hardness testing techniques, how they work and core requirements for using them.
  • Troubleshooting & Best Practice for Hardness Testing Webinar
  • The commonly used hardness testing techniques will be discussed. Best practice guidelines for hardness testing will be provided, as well as an outline of common problems, how to recognize them and how to avoid them.
  • Live Demonstrations of DiaMet™ Software Webinar
      Automated Hardness Testing is driving a revolution in efficient quality control evaluation. This session will include the following demonstrations of how software allows us to improve speed and reproducibility, creating confidence in testing and efficiency in your hardness testing process. The demonstrations will cover:
    • Case Hardened Depth: Gear with Multi-locations and Multi-Sample Testing
    • Hardness Mapping: Additive Manufactured (Medical) and Welds
    • Coating Testing: All about the Indents
    • Weld Testing: DiaMet Tools to Make It Easier
  • Best Practices of Test Blocks with Daily & Indirect Verification
  • This session discusses the challenges related to the manufacturing and calibration of hardness test blocks and their use in daily verification. In particular, details concerning accreditation, metrological traceability, and hardness standards will be reviewed.

In addition to Dr. Keeble and Dr. Mogire, presenters include Julien Noel, Buehler General Manager and ITW Vice President; Benjamin Mangrich, Americas Commercial Director; Sarah Beranek, Global Director of Innovations; Doug Ngai, Hardness Applications Engineer; Matthias Pascher, Hardness Product Manager; Mike Connors, Senior Service Technician; Sandra Brosious, Metallurgic & Quality Control Supervisor for Test Block Lab; and Ryan Wise, Hardness Production Manager.

For Hardness Days registration visit and select the programs of interest. If you cannot attend all the programs, simply register and you will receive access after the event. Questions and answers will be handled by our team at the end of each presentation and may be submitted in advance on the webinar registration page. The entire day will be available for replay at one week after the event.

Buehler, An ITW Company, is a global industrial manufacturer of value-added consumables, materials sample preparation equipment, and the Wilson line of hardness testers along with related service businesses. Buehler is celebrating the 100 years of Wilson excellence in hardness testing in 2020. Buehler innovates solutions and offers expert service and support throughout the materials preparation and analysis market. For additional information on the Buehler product offering please visit or contact Buehler at or call 1-847-295-6500. If you would like to be added to Buehler’s eNews list for updates, please sign up here newsletter.

In 2006, Buehler was acquired by ITW, a developer and processor of engineered components, industrial systems and consumables. ITW is a global, Fortune 200 company with 51,000 employees across 56 countries. For additional information on ITW please visit

Media note: Images are available of the event logo, speakers and the Wilson hardness products that will be introduced during this event the Rockwell RH2150 and the Universal UH4000 along with examples of the DiaMet software. Please contact