When should I use a Superficial Hardness Tester?
While Ames Standard Hardness Testers are far more commonly used for everyday hardness testing in applications across industries, Superficial testers may be needed for super thin materials .006″ and larger as well as super soft materials like copper and plastic. Learn more about why you would choose a superficial hardness tester.
You will find superficial hardness testers are available in similar sizes to standard testers, their portability is an excellent feature for use in the field and in hard-to-reach places. The tube hardness tester is a unique superficial tester giving you accuracy in testing small-diameter tubes.