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<p class="MsoNormal">All,<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p> </o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">I’d like to share a summary of the meeting I had with Anton Paar regarding the issue with hardness equipment:<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p> </o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="color:black">Issue:</span></b><span style="color:black"> Discrepancies between the hardness values obtained by optical measurement and the one that software provides<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="color:black">Conclusions:</span></b><span style="color:black">
<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l2 level1 lfo3"><![if !supportLists]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:black"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">1.<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">      
</span></span></span><![endif]><span dir="LTR"></span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:black">We should rely on the value the software is providing as it is more accurate; it considers not only the true shape of the indentor
 but also encounters the depth of the indentation<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l2 level1 lfo3"><![if !supportLists]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:black"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">2.<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">      
</span></span></span><![endif]><span dir="LTR"></span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:black">The reason why there is a significant discrepancy is that the equipment is not calibrated for the Vickers hardness indentor<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="color:black">Solution</span></b><span style="color:black">: the equipment needs to be calibrated for the Vickers hardness<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p> </o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p> </o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Per Dr. Shamsaei, I’m going to contact them for calibration. I’ll keep you all updated.<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p> </o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Regards,<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Pooriya<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#ACB9CA">------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Segoe UI",sans-serif">P.D. Nezhadfar</span></b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Segoe UI",sans-serif">, Ph.D. Student<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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