Extension, addition or replacement of the tensile test.
Tensile tests can lead to considerable costs and efforts in quality assurance. Furthermore, testing including specimen preparation takes a considerable amount of time and requires qualified personnel.
After a corresponding qualification phase, the indentation test supplements or, under certain circumstances, replaces the tensile test. During the introductory phase, the tensile test and indentation test can be carried out simultaneously.
Mechanical properties such as tensile strength, yield strength and ductility are generated in a timely manner. Tensile tests can either be gradually reduced or eliminated altogether.
Significant time and cost reductions can be achieved through the use of the imprint process. Destruction of specimens or components can also be avoided. The indentation method can also be applied to the component and introduced into other process areas where the tensile test cannot be used.
Our testing machines offer the measurement of yield strength / tensile strength / ductility as well as the yield curve – with conventional hardness testing on request.