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!
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Metal Eating Plant Discovered

Normally, plants become poisoned by high levels of nickel; however, researchers recently discovered a plant in the Philippines that, unlike all the others, thrives on metal.  These plants, called rinorea niccolifera, can hold metal up to 18,000 parts per million in their leaves which is…

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Printable Solar Panels in the Works

Solar panels have proved an energy efficient method for many industries now and might soon be implemented in a new way.  Australian scientists have been working on printable solar panels which can be used in the near future to power personal electronic devices such as…

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New Smart Robot Could Possibly Save Lives

A new robotic tool was developed by researchers at the University of Guadalajara in Mexico that could possibly save lives.  This new tool is able to differentiate between humans and other objects and will, therefore, be used during search and rescue missions to help workers…

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What Is a Metal Hardness Tester?

Different industries think of metal hardness in different ways. Metallurgists think of a metal’s resistance to penetration when they think of hardness testing. Design engineers typically refer to the flow stress measurement of metal when they talk about metal hardness. Workers in the metals industry…

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The Importance of Hardness Testing in Production

New products are constantly being created and contributing to society’s advancement.  Many of those products are made up of high-tech materials.  In order to successfully create these products, a person must have a good understanding of the materials they are using.  One crucial test used…

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What to Look for in a Steel Hardness Tester

When you need to test the hardness of steel, you need a machine that has a good reputation for being reliable. When it comes to hardness testing of steel, there are many different manufacturers that claim to make the best hardness testers on the market….

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Japan Builds First Real Transformer

J-deiti is the world’s first real transformer!  It is a 5 foot, mostly blue robot that can transform into a 3 foot sports car.  As a robot, it is able to move it’s hands and arms and also walk.  It was dveloped by Brave Robotics,…

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Ideas for a Safer, Lightweight Battery-Powered Car

Project Visio.M is an effort between the Technical University Munich , BMW, and Daimler that aims to make improvements with safety and range of the the battery-powered compact car.  They have come up with a car created from carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP).  This material provides the…

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Wasp That Possesses Tool As Hard As Dental Implants

Fig wasps are interesting because of the unique tool they possess.  The tool we are talking about is called an ovipositor.  It is used by female fig wasps to dip deep into fruit and lay their eggs.  It is even hardened with zinc so that…

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Putnisite – A New Mineral Discovered!

A new mineral, Putnisite, was recently discovered by a mining company in a surface outcrop at Polar Bear peninsula in Australia.  Researchers have learned that Putnisite is unique because of its combination of strontium, calcium, chromium, sulphur, carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen although they are still…

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