Introducing the RH-150AUTO
H-150AUTO Portable Hardness Tester
The RH-150AUTO is a
modular, portable hardness
tester (Rockwell). It performs
true Rockwell tests, all in
a portable package!
Monthly archive for December2014

Tiny Drones For Defense

Drones have become increasingly popular recently and can be used for many different applications.  The U.S. Defense Department is hoping to develop a tiny drone to help troops in their missions.  They look to nature’s flying creatures for inspiration for the tiny drone, specifically the…

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New Clinic Structure Plan to Fight Disease

Generally, hospital buildings are made airtight in order to contain diseases and prevent them from spreading.  A new structure plan has been created for two clinics in Haiti that is completely different from what we are used to.  Unlike the enclosed rooms of a usual…

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Professor Tests New Alloys for Stronger Structures

In the video below, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, Allison Beese, discusses her process of testing new alloys and composites for stronger structures.  Her goal is to understand how materials can be used in structural applications and how they react when loads are…

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Steel: The Common Structural Material

Steel has been around for thousands of years and has proven a reliable structural material.  Steel is an alloy of carbon and iron and is one of the most common materials used for the framework of structures.  Strength and flexibility combined make up the best type…

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700 Small Satellites to Provide Internet

Elon Musk, founder of Tesla and SpaceX, has revolutionized the automotive and aerospace industries with his inventions and now he is at it again.  He is currently working on the development of small, economical satellites in order to provide cheap internet access around the world.  The…

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Graphene: Material Stronger Than Steel

Graphene is a material that has the potential to revolutionize products for industries including electronics and bio medicine.  Graphene is almost 200 times stronger than steel while also lightweight and flexible.  With all of these qualities combined into one miracle material, it allows for almost…

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ArtScience Museum in Singapore

The ArtScience Museum in Singapore was designed by architect Moshe Safdie and is an art piece in and of itself.  The museum, located on the Bay waterfront, resembles a floating lily.  Not only is it beautifully designed, but it is also environmentally sustainable.  The structure…

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Ensure Safe Construction With Portable Hardness Testers

Contractors and structural engineers shoulder a great deal of responsibility. Not only are they expected to complete complex, large-scale projects on time and within budget, they can also be held liable if the structures they create are unsafe. There are many facets to producing buildings…

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Rhodonite

Rhodonite is an uncommon silicate mineral found around the world in a few small deposits.  Massachusetts made rhodonite their state gem.  It comes in a pink or red color and often contains iron, magnesium, and calcium.  Some of rhodonite’s physical properties include a hardness of…

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Using Rockwell Hardness Testing for Quality Control

The hardness of a metal is not a fixed characteristic.  Machine parts made of the same metal, but from different batches or ages, can have different levels of hardness.  Rockwell hardness testing can provide important data to ensure metals are hard enough.  metal’s Rockwell tester…

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