Brinell Hardness Testing

Brinell hardness testers

The Brinell test method (as defined in ASTM E10 and ISO 6506) is mostly used for heavy casted materials such as cast iron, aluminun or steel.
Although Brinell loads can be found ranging from 1kgf to 3000kgf, most common scales use a testforce of 500kgf to 3000 Kgf and a 10mm ball indenter, so that the resulting indentation averages out most surface and sub-surface inconsistencies.

How it works

A Brinell hardness testing machine makes an indentation in a material, the resulting impression, the permanent width of indentation, is measured across at least two diameters. The average diameter measurement can be converted to a Brinell hardness number via the Brinell formula or a conversion chart based on the formula.

Brinell testing machines

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