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    What is Hardness Testing in Materials?

    Hardness testing is the most basic element in R&D work and quality control procedures. A material’s hardness can be defined as the resistance of a material to localised indentation or plastic deformation. This term could describe a material’s resistance to abrasion, cutting or scratching. The application of this test allows for the evaluation of the properties of a material, including ductility, module of elasticity, wear resistance, limit of elasticity and strength. It is also crucial to determining if material treatment is suitable for the application at hand. This test is performed through pressing the indenter on the surface of the material being tested. Ball Indentation hardness, Instrumented Indentation Testing and…

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    How is cargo transported by airplane?

    Nowadays, products and goods are transported from different countries. For example, here in the Netherlands we can take advantage of products from South America and vice versa. Although the cargo is mainly transported by trucks and boats, the airplane is also becoming an increasingly popular means of transport. But how does airplane transport work exactly? We would like to explain this to you! What is air transport? Air transport can generally be seen as transporting goods and products by plane. The concept of air system also includes the airports, control systems, and airlines. Furthermore, airplanes are useful for transporting passengers and freight/cargo shipments. Especially the last one is becoming more…

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    What is performance monitoring

    Web Performance Monitoring is the measurement of a website or web service’s ability to respond efficiently to interactions with end users. Data collected with monitoring helps to improve the speed of the service and ultimately increase user satisfaction, resulting in higher user retention rates while decreasing bounce rates and cart abandonment. Why should you use web performance monitoring? Research shows that a site has only three seconds to load before losing 40 percent of its visitors (source), and research from Google shows that a half second delay is enough to annoy users and 20 percent of Google’s users to leave. To protect a brand’s reputation and revenue stream, companies conduct…