Test & Inspection: Measuring Magnetic Properties

Magnetic measurements are suitable to determine mechanical and technical properties of a material especially steel. The magnetic and mechanical properties of a material are determined by the microstructure.

The microstructure is determined by the chemical composition of a material. In the case of steel, heat treatment also has a significant influence. A targeted heat treatment adjusts technical properties such as hardness, tensile strength or elasticity. In contrast, an un-targeted heat treatment produces phenomena such as grinding burn, grain coarsening or residual stresses.

Measuring magnetic properties can determine the effect of heat treatment on a material.

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