Vickers haurdness test

A Vickers hardness tester

The Vickers haurdness test wis developit in 1921 bi Robert L. Smith an George E. Sandland at Vickers Ltd as an alternative tae the Brinell method tae meisur the haurdness o materials.[1]


  1. R.L. Smith & G.E. Sandland, "An Accurate Method of Determining the Hardness of Metals, with Particular Reference to Those of a High Degree of Hardness," Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Vol. I, 1922, p 623–641.