The European Stainless Steel Development Association (Euro Inox) has recently published a new white paper entitled Hardness Testing.
The white paper explores the topic of the different hardness scales that can be used for stainless steel and other metallic metals like aluminum. In easy-to-understand terms, this paper about what hardness is in relation to metals and how it can be measured through a variety of different tests such as Vickers, Brinell and Rockwell. Each testing method is explained in great detail with accompanying diagrams.
The informative 6-page paper is available for a complimentary download at www.euro-inox.org/pdf/map/HardnessTesting_EN.pdf.