QMT News: October 2013
Mitutoyo to showcase new hardness tester at material science seminar

Mitutoyo, the world’s leading manufacturer of precision measuring equipment, is to showcase a brand new hardness tester at a material science seminar this October. 
The seminar, which is being organised by Spectrographic Limited, a specialist supplier of metallographic equipment and consumables, takes place on Wednesday 23 October 2013, at Mitutoyo’s state-of-the-art showroom in Halifax, West Yorkshire.

Material scientists from across the UK and Europe are among those invited to attend the seminar, where they will have the opportunity to see a demonstration of Mitutoyo’s newly developed Micro Vickers Hardness Tester, a fully automatic hardness testing machine from their HM-200 Series.

Mitutoyo’s new HM-200 Series of hardness testers are equipped with the latest optical system, which offers an extended magnification range designed for test pattern set-up using image montage.  The series’ load cell technology allows complete control of test parameters.

The fully automated Micro Vickers Hardness Tester System D, the model being demonstrated at the seminar in October, has been developed to incorporate a range of new functions including stitching, auto trace, contour detection, and pattern creation.  The new software interface, AVPAK-20, helps the user to increase productivity, provides greater accuracy and reduces the ‘uncertainty of measurement’.

David Thomson, MD at Mitutoyo (UK), commented: “We are delighted to be working with Spectrographic to promote this exciting new product.  It will be a unique opportunity for our colleagues and business associates to see Mitutoyo’s Micro Vickers Hardness Tester in action, and to speak directly to one of Spectrographic’s product specialists.”

It is the first in a series of seminars that are currently being organised by Spectrographic at Mitutoyo’s showrooms across the UK.  Each seminar will showcase a new and innovative product for material science, and will explore different testing applications.  The one-day events are free to attend, and as well as a being learning experiences, delegates will be able to seek advice from a product specialist, as well as network with like-minded industry professionals.

Paul Chippendale, Managing Director of Spectrographic, is really excited about the new series of seminars, he commented: “We have worked with Mitutoyo for over ten years now, and we are delighted to have formed a partnership with them to run these seminars.  The first seminar will showcase Mitutoyo’s new fully-automatic micro hardness testing system, which we consider will be very popular with users across many fields of industry.  Our aim is to introduce a different and interesting perspective on metallurgical products and applications.  We want delegates to enjoy their day and feel it has been a positive experience.”

Mitutoyo is renowned as a leading global brand and as the manufacturer of a comprehensive range of precision measuring equipment, and a world-leader in measurement-related technologies.  The company, which operates out of six UK sites, offers a huge range of products from micrometers, calipers and dial gauges to hardness testers, vision measuring systems and 3D coordinate measuring machines, as well as product support and specialist services.

For further information about the seminar, including times, venue, and how to book,  visit www.metallography.co.uk or contact a member of the team on telephone 01274 966 173 or email :

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