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Publication Citation: Measurement Traceability of NIST Standard Rockwell Diamond Indenters

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Author(s): Jun-Feng Song; Samuel R. Low III; Walter S. Liggett Jr; David J. Pitchure; Theodore V. Vorburger;
Title: Measurement Traceability of NIST Standard Rockwell Diamond Indenters
Published: January 01, 1998
Abstract: A metrology-based Rockwell hardness scale is established by a standard machine and a standard diamond indenter. Both must be established through force and dimensional metrology with acceptably small measurement uncertainties. In 1994, NIST developed a microform calibration system for the calibration of standard Rockwell diamond indenters. This was based on a stylus instrument using calibration and check standards, and NIST-developed calibration and uncertainty procedures. These calibrations are traceable to dimensional standards. Since 1995, about 100 indenters have been calibrated at NIST. These calibrations show high accuracy and long term reproducibility. One of these indenters was selected as the primary standard indenter for the establishment of the U.S. Rockwell hardness scales with metrological traceability, stability and reproducibility.
Conference: International Measurement Confederation
Proceedings: 15th World Congress of International Measurement Confederation Proceedings
Location: Osaka, -1
Dates: December 23, 1998
Keywords: diamond intender;Rockwell hardness;traceability
Research Areas: Metrology, Manufacturing