KNOOP HARDNESS TESTING
The Knoop hardness test is an alternative to the Vickers test in the micro hardness testing range. This page describes the Knoop hardness test and gives you practical information on how to apply it in practice.
The Knoop hardness test at a glance:
- A micro hardness test used for brittle materials, such as ceramics
- Suitable for small elongated areas, such as coatings
- Applicable standards: ASTM E384, ISO 4545, JIS Z 2251