Indentation hardness test system

  • US 7,139,422 B2
  • Filed: 06/29/2005
  • Issued: 11/21/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/18/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An indentation hardness test system, comprising:

  • a frame including an attached indenter;

    a movable stage for receiving a part attached to the frame;

    a camera for capturing images of the part;

    a display;

    a processor electrically coupled to the movable stage, the camera and the display; and

    a memory subsystem coupled to the processor, the memory subsystem storing code that when executed instructs the processor to perform the steps of;

    capturing a series of real-time images of the part, wherein the real-time images are provided by the camera;

    obtaining associated stage coordinates for each of the real-time images; and

    displaying a composite image of the part, wherein the composite image includes the series of real-time images assembled according to the associated stage coordinates.

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