The ability to accurately and efficiently test the hardness of materials is a priority for academic research laboratories worldwide, as universities seek to provide students with the real-world skills demanded by materials science and engineering positions. However, the complex and diverse range of hardness testing procedures — such as Rockwell, Vickers, and Universal Hardness testing — often means that these institutions must compromise on providing students and researchers with the best possible equipment in a single facility.
To address this issue, Qualitest offers a line of versatile and cost-effective instruments for laboratory use. Qualitest recently received an order for hardness testers from New York University (NYU) Abu Dhabi, which was established in 2010 and is now a rapidly growing centre for advanced materials research. This achievement builds on Qualitest’s successful delivery of testing instruments to Texas A&M University of Qatar and other major international universities in the region.
Qualitest provided NYU Abu Dhabi with several essential laboratory instruments, including the low-maintenance and easy-to-use QualiRock™-RS Digital TWIN Rockwell Hardness Tester. The university also purchased an OmniTest Universal Hardness Tester, which offers a uniquely versatile range of test loads and parameters that enables the instrument to replace several costly single-task machines. In addition, Qualitest delivered a QV-2000 Micro Vickers Hardness Tester with an Auto Turret, CCD camera, and analyzing software. This device can apply up to 2000gf of test load and features a high-quality digital microscope, making it an ideal tool for analyzing small precision components such as integrated circuits. Each instrument also has a user-friendly interface and operating system to ensure that instructors and students around the world can easily review data.
These Qualitest hardness testers will provide essential support for NYU Abu Dhabi to maintain its high standards for teaching and research as it continues to expand its science and engineering faculties.