Vickers

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Description

A microhardness testing method often used with metals. The Vickers method presses a diamond pyramid, point down, into the metal with a known load. The depth of the indentation is measured. The scale runs from about 100 (medium steel) to about 1000 (very hard steel).

Synonyms and Related Terms

Vickers Härte (Deut.); dureté Vickers (Fr.);

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