# Category Archives: Vickers Hardness Tester

## Why use the Vickers hardness test?

Vickers hardness testing is a multifaceted testing method that can be used for both micro and macro hardness testing. Vickers hardness test was developed by George E. Sandland and Robert L. Smith in 1921 as an alternative to the Brinell method for measuring material hardness.

## What is the Vickers Hardness test?

The hardness test was developed at Vickers Limited, and it serves as the alternative test to another hardness test called Brinell hardness method which is used to determine the ability of a material to resist indentation. Vickers Hardness is also known as micro hardness testing.

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