How do we interpret material properties and their units?

Sometimes, when we look at the data-sheet of a particular material, we take for granted the material properties and its associated units without understanding their physical relevance. For e.g., one of the most important properties associated with any material is its Tensile Strength, but how many of us really know… Continue reading

What is Shore Hardness? What does it signify?

Hardness may be defined as a material’s resistance to indentation. The durometer scale was defined by Albert Ferdinand Shore. The instrument as well as the unit of measurement is called as a Durometer. Durometer is used to measure the hardness of polymers, elastomers and rubbers. Today, the name usually refers to shore hardness.… Continue reading