What is a UCI hardness tester?
Ultrasonic contact impedance (UCI) hardness testing meters are well suited to mobile hardness testing and are relied upon to obtain fast and precise measurements with minimal damage to the object being tested.
What is Vickers hardness testing?
The Vickers hardness test (also known as the DPH - Diamond Pyramid Hardness Test) is a specific test that incorporates a formula used to measure and calculate the hardness of a given material using an indenter.
An indenter with a square-based pyramid design is used at an angle of 136°between opposite faces of a vertex which is then pressed into the material's surface using a prescribed force. Once the force has been removed, the diagonal lengths of the indentation are measured and the mean value is calculated.