Hardness can be defined as a material’s resistance to indentation. Hardness testing is an important step in many industries around the world, including metals, fiberglass, and plastics, and is often used to certify quality of material, test repairs, and protect from coating failures. 

DeFelsko offers handheld digital hardness tests in compliance with two different recognized hardness scales: Shore and Barcol. Our PosiTector SHD Shore Hardness Durometer is available in either Shore A and Shore D scale to measure the indentation hardness of non-metallic materials. The PosiTector BHI Barcol Hardness Impressor is ideal for measuring the indentation hardness of soft metals, harder plastics, and fiber-reinforced plastics.

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