Information about Durometers
To determine the indentation hardness of different materials like elastomers, rubber, thermoplastic etc.
The principle used to measure shore hardness is based on measruing the resistance force of the penetration of a pin into the test material under a known spring load. The amount of penetration is converted to hardness reading on a scale with 100 shore units.
As the depth of indentation is max. 2.5 mm the testmaterial has to have a minimum thickness of 6 mm. If thickness is less stack some samples till you reach the required thickness. The point of measurement should be more than 13 mm inner from the edge of the sample.
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