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Case Study

Non-destructive Testing in Lava Tubes on the First Space Analog Mission in Portugal

Ana Pires, a pioneering scientist-astronaut, led Portugal's first space analog mission to a lava tube similar to those found on the Moon. But this wasn't your typical scientific expedition. Read more to discover the extreme conditions they faced and the innovative tools they used.

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How to Prolong the Service Life of Your Portable Hardness Testers

As they say, failing to prepare is preparing to fail. This is especially true when it comes to getting the best results and increasing the service life of portable hardness testers. With these simple precautionary steps, you can improve the performance as well as prolong the service life of your...

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What you should know about the accuracy and repeatability of portable hardness testing probes

After reading this 5-minute-long article you will understand the difference between accuracy and precision of Ultrasonic Contact Impedance (UCI), why they are essential and how to make the best choice when choosing your...

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To convert or not to convert … your hardness values?

Many users are familiar with the Brinell, Vickers, Rockwell, or Leeb scales and use conversion curves in their work every day. However, few know how they are generated and how to use them properly. This article tells you what conversion curves are, how they are developed and how to use them...

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The 3 Most Reliable Portable Hardness Testing Methods

When it comes to portable hardness testing, one thing is for sure - there is no silver bullet to fit all applications. See which are the top three portable hardness testing methods and how to find the right solution for each...

Application Note

Accurate Inspection of High-alloy Steels in the Power Industry

Measurement and correct evaluation of non-standard materials has always been a challenge for material inspectors around the globe, particularly with conversion to other units. To improve this, the Equotip 550 platform now supports the new conversion standard for high-alloy steel in the power...

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Pushing the Boundaries of What is Possible for Inspection Tech

When expertise and creative vision meet powerful technology, anything is possible! We have produced a series of short customer testimonial videos to showcase some of the inspiring ways our technologies are being used - from the subsurface to outer space. Check out Scientist-Astronaut, Ana...