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Westpak, Inc. Expands Test Capability with Hardness Testing

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Westpak, Inc., a local product and package testing laboratory, has added Hardness Testing to its expanding set of Material Analysis test capabilities. Using state-of-the-art equipment, Westpak evaluates the hardness of metal and plastic samples using established industry protocols ASTM E18, ASTM D785, and ISO 6508.

Westpak's hardness tester determines the Rockwell hardness of test samples by utilizing indenters and force loads of 60 Kg, 100 Kg, or 150 Kg. Indentions in test samples are compared against indentions created in standard samples of known hardness. Materials of ASTM hardness scales A through V can be evaluated.

Material Analysis Testing, a Westpak proficiency, is utilized by clients from technology, industry, aerospace, and automotive to assess material properties of metals, alloys, and plastics. Hardness Testing, which is based on comparative knowledge, is often performed as the first step in evaluating materials. Related material tests such as durability, toughness, strength, or flexibility, plus resistance to cutting, abrasion, and scratching are often conducted as some of the next steps in the evaluation process.

"We expand our material analysis capabilities along with our clients' needs," says Edmund Tang, Laboratory Manager, "and we're always finding new applications and customers for our capabilities. Our test engineers really enjoy working with their clients and contributing to new and sustaining products."

For more information regarding Westpak's Material Analysis Test capabilities please contact Edmund Tang, Laboratory Manager, at 408-224-1300 or Contact Us.

About Westpak

Westpak, Inc., established in 1986, is a leading independent testing laboratory with facilities in San Jose and San Diego, California. Westpak laboratories are accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 by the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) for a wide variety of test procedures. Westpak specializes in product reliability, distribution, packaging, and related custom testing services for pharmaceutical, medical device, solar, technology and other industries. Westpak's philosophy continues to be "Integrity is the priceless component in testing."

Westpak, Inc.
83 Great Oaks Boulevard
San Jose, California 95119
408-224-1300

10326 Roselle Street
San Diego, California 92121
858-623-8100

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