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Standard Test Methods for Vickers Hardness and Knoop Hardness of Metallic Materials

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Standard Test Methods for Vickers Hardness and Knoop Hardness of Metallic Materials


1.1 This test method covers the determination of the Vickers hardness of metallic materials, using applied loads of 1 kgf to 120 kgf, the verification of Vickers hardness testing machines (Part B), and the calibration of standardized hardness test blocks (Part C). Two general classes of standard tests are recognized:

1.1.1 Verification, Laboratory, or Referee Tests , where a high degree of accuracy is required.

1.1.2 Routine Tests , where a somewhat lower degree of accuracy is permissible.

1.2 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


metallic; Vickers hardness

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03.01 (Metals -- Mechanical Testing; Elevated and Low-Temperature Tests; Metallography)

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77.040.10 (Mechanical testing of metals Mechanical testing in general, see 19.060 Mechanical testing of welded joints, see 25.160.40)

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Revision Level

1982 R97(E2) EDITION



Modification Type

Editorially changed

Publication Date

May 1, 1999

Document Type

Test Method

Page Count

9 pages

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