Diamond Hardness Testing Software

Diamond combines intuition with innovation. Image analysis is carried out using a unique self-learning algorithm that recognizes indentations even on low-contrast surfaces - in short, effortless repeatability and reproducibility for a wide variety of operators.
Start screen of Diamond

From the very start, users can easily and intuitively navigate through Diamond testing software.

  • The simple and straightforward structure of the intuitive interface mirrors laboratory work processes.
  • Test definition and task execution, result analysis and general system settings are logically grouped together, allowing users to easily find what they are looking for and to navigate through the software with confidence. This also prevents user input errors.
    • Edit instrument configurations (set up the testing system): defines which machine components and settings will be used
    • Edit templates (configure test): create at least one program template, which defines the overall structure and parameters of the hardness test
    • Start acquisition (run test): enter the specimen attributes, set the indentations, obtain the hardness values
    • Acquisition history (view results): displays the test data acquisition history; open a test that has already been completed for further analysis
Indentation on welded sample

Measurement using artificial intelligence

Image analysis is carried out using a unique deep learning algorithm which recognizes indentations even on low-contrast surfaces - in short, effortless repeatability and reproducibility for a wide range of operators.

  • To date, more than 850,000 indentations on different surfaces and materials have been manually measured and fed into the deep learning algorithm.
  • When performing an optical measurement, the algorithm mimics human behavior as if manually measured. This allows "difficult-to-detect indentations", which would not be detected by conventional image analysis, to be measured automatically.
  • Specimen preparation for Vickers, Knoop and Brinell testing can be reduced to a minimum, also eliminating the need for additional manual remeasurement.

Simple user management for reliable test results

The simple user management allows you to define different user roles. Diamond adapts to user management requirements, providing only those actions relevant to the relevant user role.

  • Users see only what is important to them so they can focus on the task at hand right from the start. 
  • User input options can be reduced to a minimum. This simplifies use and reduces familiarization time and input errors.

The example on the left shows the view optimized for the tester (activated user management with limited instrument configuration); the example on the right shows a tester's view with additional limited test configuration.

User management Diamond with limited instrument configuration
User management Diamond with limited instrument and test configuration
Overview of test results

Traceability down to the last pixel

For each test, all of the test data is saved in the acquisition history. After completion or cancellation of the test, this can be recalled either for further analysis or to continue adding results to the test series.

  • The sidebar contains numerous filter options, which can narrow down the sequence quickly and display only the most relevant results.
  • In addition to the test data, images of the indentations can be displayed which include the measuring lines. The lines are color coded to indicate if any have been manually adjusted.
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