What is durometer?

Durometer is an industry hardness rating measuring the hardness of non-metallic materials, such as rubber and plastic.  There are several types of durometers, each designed to measure a particular range of materials.  A durometer works by measuring the penetration of the gauge's indentor under the specific conditions of a given standard. The higher the rating, the harder the material. The hardness of the material will affect its durability, shock absorption and ability to grip within an application.
Article Title:
What is durometer?
Article Summary:
Durometer is an industry standard that measures the hardness of non-metallic materials.
Article Date:
12/28/2004
Article ID:
692
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