Hardness analysis and measurement laboratory

As an industrialist you wish to measure the hardness of a material in order to evaluate its performance

The hardness of a material is its degree of resistance to deformation under external pressure. Mechanical hardness tests allow to understand and anticipate the behavior of a material facing the pressures of its environment. These tests are done with a penetrator that exerts a constant force on the surface of the material, thus allowing to verify that the material used will be adapted to the final use of the product.

These mechanical tests provide essential information on the deformation threshold of a product. In particular, they allow us to know how far the part can go before it breaks and to determine its resistance to external stresses. These tests are particularly used in the analysis of metal alloys. They can also be used for polymers or elastomers.

These analysis require precise and reliable technical means as well as experienced know-how to interpret the data.

FILAB laboratory has hardness analysis techniques adapted to the nature of your products

FILAB laboratory, specialist in materials characterization, has the know-how and the analytical equipment to assist you in your hardness measurement and mechanical characterization problems thanks to various tests:

  • Tensile test
  • Hardness reconciliation
  • Peel test
  • Bending test
  • Vickers hardness test (HV)
  • Rockwell hardness test (HRC,HRB)
  • Brinell hardness test (HB)

In addition to these tests, we offer analysis of the chemical composition of your materials. Our expertise allows you to obtain all the necessary information about the compatibility of a material with its environment.

As an independent laboratory, with a team of experienced doctors and engineers, FILAB guarantees the reliability of its results, ensures rapid processing of requests and provides personalized support for its customers.

The positive aspects of FILAB

  • A highly qualified team

  • Responsiveness in responding to and processing requests

  • A complete analytical park of 2100m²

  • Tailor-made support

Thomas GAUTIER Head of Materials Department
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