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 January2015

Earthquake Resistant Steel Supports

The Audian Art museum in Whistler, British Columbia will be noticed for its artists but also for its architectural designers and builders.  The museum, which is schedule to open in October, is held up by an earthquake resistant steel structure that supports the building.  It…

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Corundum

Corundum is a mineral that is recognized for its extreme hardness. On Mohs hardness scale, Corundum has a hardness of nine. It is the third hardest mineral, with diamond and moissanite at first and second.  It’s hardness makes this mineral a great abrasive and a…

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Hyperloop Test Track to be Built

The hyperloop was a concept created by Elon Musk last year that was meant to greatly increase the speed of travel.  Just recently, Musk claimed that he would build a 5-mile test track in Texas that will reach speeds up to 700 mph. That’s more…

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3 Essential Construction Tools

Anyone who works in the construction industry knows that the right tools can make all the difference. Without quality products, you could end up with an equally low-quality job that has to be redone, costing you valuable time and money. Instead of choosing the cheapest…

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Mineral Harder Than Diamond

Diamond is placed at 10 on Mohs Hardness Scale making it the hardest mineral on the scale.  So, is there any mineral harder than Diamond?  The answer is yes.  Although a mineral harder than diamond is rare to come by, they do exist.  Wurtzite, boron…

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Chromium Facts

Chromium is a type of metal that is hard and has a high melting point.  It is considered one of the most important materials because it’s hardness and corrosion-resistant qualities makes is one of the most industrial metals. This metal is used to create stainless…

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What to Look for When Buying a Hardness Tester

Working with metals requires a lot of special tools to ensure that you get the highest quality results possible. As a contractor, you should plan to invest in a hardness tester that meets your expectations, and is able to provide you with the accurate information…

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Barite

Barite is a mineral that is used for a number industrial, medical, and manufacturing applications due to its high specific gravity.  It has a specific gravity of 4.5, which is exceptional for a mineral that is nonmetallic.  This is the reason for the name Barite since…

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Largest Hydroelectric Plant

In terms of generating capacity, China’s Three Gorges Dam is the world’s largest hydroelectric plant.  The project costed China $25 billion to construct.  It is made up of 463,000 tons of rolled steel and 21 million cubic yards of concrete.  That’s enough steel to build…

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Types of Steel and Their Uses

The following is a list of different types of steel along with their uses.   High Carbon Steel – Has great hardness and brittleness. Used for dies and cutting tools. Low/Medium Carbon Steel – Amenability to welding and tooling. Used for sheeting and structural forms….

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