A common hardness test done with a round, very hard steel ball which is pressed into the material being tested. The diameter of the mark left in the steel is measured and a table is used to convert this to a Brinell Hardness Number. The higher the number, the harder the steel. See hardness testing.
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The importance of process innovation - by Tim Heston Manufacturing is getting a lot of attention in Washington. Proposals abound about pushing new products and technologies from R&D to the market. But when it comes to a purely employment perspective, process innovation—including continuous improvement—may be even more important.
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