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Characterizing Rockwell Diamond Indenters Using Depth of Penetration



R -. Ellis, P Mumford, Samuel Low, A Knott


Diamond indenters used in a Rockwell hardness tester can dramatically affect the performance of the test. For this reason, it is important to find a method that can characterize the indenter. Current methods of verifying diamond indenter geometry have failed to thoroughly predict the performance when in use in the Rockwell tester. The paper addresses a possible method to use depth data during the test to characterzse the indenter.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings, 2004
Conference Dates
November 11-12, 2004
Conference Location
Conference Title
HARDMEKO Hardiness Measurements Theory and Application in Laboratories and Industries


depth, hardness, indenters


Ellis, R. , Mumford, P. , Low, S. and Knott, A. (2004), Characterizing Rockwell Diamond Indenters Using Depth of Penetration, Proceedings, 2004, Undefined (Accessed December 6, 2023)
Created October 31, 2004, Updated October 12, 2021