This indenter has the form of a pyramid with a square base and an angle of 136 degrees between opposite faces, subjected to a load of 1gf to 120kgf. The method is mostly used for small parts, thin materials, welded sections, coated parts, or case depth hardness measurement. (CHD). The method can be used on almost any type of material. The Vickers test is useful for a variety of applications, for instance for testing thin materials like foils, or measuring individual micro structures.
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