Metallic materials - Vickers hardness test - Part 1: Test method
|Publication Date:||1 January 2018|
|ICS Code (Mechanical testing of metals):||77.040.10|
This document specifies the Vickers hardness test method for the three different ranges of test force for metallic materials including hardmetals and other cemented carbides
The Vickers hardness test is specified in this document for lengths of indentation diagonals between 0,020 mm and 1,400 mm. Using this method to determine Vickers hardness from smaller indentations is outside the scope of this document as results would suffer from large uncertainties due to the limitations of optical measurement and imperfections in tip geometry.
A periodic verification method is specified for routine checking of the testing machine in service by the user.
For specific materials and/or products, particular International Standards exist.