During the Brinell hardness test, a ball is pressed into the metal surface under a particular force. The ball can have different diameters depending on the hardness of the material. After the test, a round indentation will remain on the surface. A camera is used to measure the dimensions of the indentation (vertically and horizontally). The Brinell hardness (HBW) is then calculated from the average value.
We measure and interpret results using modern software.
The results of the hardness test provide information for use in the following sectors: