Mechanical Properties

Mechanical properties have been important to humans from the discovery of tools.  The way we measure mechanical properties has come a long way since the stone age.  Numerous mechanical properties now define how a material can be used, as well as how reliable it will be.  Determining these mechanical properties is now a sophisticated process requiring sophisticated instrumentation.

Indentation Mapping by Micro Materials, Ltd.
Left. Stiffness Map; Right. Hardness Map (Acquired using a nanoindentation grid)

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