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Spectrographic Collaborates with Future-Tech Providing a New Solution for UK Hardness Testing.

Spectrographic’s expert metallography research and sourcing team has brokered an exclusive partnership with Future-Tech, the internationally renowned manufacturers of Hardness Testing and systems.

Sharing our key focus of value and quality, Spectrographic has found perfect harmony with Future-Tech and established an agreement to become the exclusive UK supplier for their Hardness Testing Range. Established in 1995, the Future-Tech Corporation produces and supplies Hardness Testers and accessories to more than 35 countries around. Managing Director of Spectrographic and expert metallurgist Paul Chippendale identified this opportunity to bring Future-Tech’s products into the UK to provide a brand new high quality, yet affordable option for the UK Hardness Testing market.

Future-Tech’s range of Hardness Testers provide a combination of accuracy, reliability and speed, all of which are seamlessly brought together with their unique and very easy-to-use operating system. The FV-ARS9000 automatic Micro Hardness Testing system is just one of the outstanding examples of the Future-Tech range. The FV-ARS9000 combines the tasks of sample testing, measuring, converting, and documenting all into one automated instrument operation. All that is required is to load the sample, select your desired indentation pattern and initiate the test. This fully automated system performs the test, measures them and displays the results in an array of formats with its comprehensive statistical processing software. The FV-ARS9000’s facility for multiple sampling is a key feature that hugely saves on time and manual labour, allowing for technicians and persons alike to increase their productivity elsewhere.

Spectrographic relies on its reputation built on three pillars; quality, value and continued support, and its collaboration with Future-Tech not only improves their product exclusivity, but also ‘is the result of some meticulous research to discover a company that counterparts the quality and customer satisfaction we strive for.’ – Paul Chippendale.

Spectrographic Limited offers a comprehensive range of metallographic products and equipment for material science analysis and quality inspection procedures, as well as specialist advice in material sample preparation, computer based image analysis and microscopic inspection.

Spectrographic is a family-run business, which was originally founded in 1999 as Spectrographic Laboratory Supplies. Spectrographic was set up and continues to be run by Managing Director Paul Chippendale – a skilled metallographer with over 20 years’ experience in the industry. Currently based in Baildon in West Yorkshire, the company also has demonstration laboratories in Bradford, Halifax and Leamington Spa.

Spectrographic's customers are expert metallurgists working in the automotive, oil and gas and aerospace industries, and also provide for higher education establishments. Clients include organisations such as Rolls Royce, BAE Systems, Siemens and Tata Steel, The University of Oxford, The University of Manchester, The University of Sheffield, DEKRA Industrial and many more.

For more information about Spectrographic visit or contact a member of the team on telephone 01274 966 173 or email [email protected].

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