Spectrographic collaborates with Future-Tech to offer new range of hardness testing systems

August 17, 2016

August 17, 2016

Spectrographic collaborates with Future-Tech to offer new range of hardness testing systems

Spectrographic Ltd is a UK based supplier metallographic products and equipment for material science analysis and quality inspection procedures. Headquartered in Baildon, West Yorkshire, the company has announced an exclusive partnership with Japan’s Future-Tech Corp, a manufacturer of hardness testing systems.

Under the agreement, Spectrographic will become the exclusive UK supplier of Future-Tech’s range of hardness testing systems. Future-Tech Corporation produces and supplies hardness testers and accessories to more than 35 countries around the world.

“Spectrographic relies on its reputation built on three pillars; quality, value and continued support. Its collaboration with Future-Tech not only improves 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,” stated Paul Chippendale, Managing Director of Spectrographic.

Future-Tech’s range of hardness testers claim to provide a combination of accuracy, reliability and speed, complemented by a unique and easy-to-use operating system. The company’s FM-ARS9000 (illustrated) is an automatic Micro Hardness Testing system and combines the tasks of sample testing, measuring, converting and documenting into one automated instrument operation. This fully automated system performs the test, measures and displays results in an array of formats utilising its comprehensive statistical processing software. The FM-ARS9000’s facility for multiple sampling is also key feature that saves on time and manual labour, allowing for greatly increased productivity.

As well as supplying a comprehensive range of metallographic products and equipment, Spectrographic offers specialist advice in material sample preparation, computer based image analysis and microscopic inspection. The company’s customers include metallurgists working in the automotive, oil and gas and aerospace industries, with clients from organisations such as Rolls Royce, BAE Systems, Siemens, Tata Steel, numerous universities and others.


August 17, 2016

In the latest issue of PM Review…

Download PDF

Extensive Powder Metallurgy industry news coverage, and the following exclusive deep-dive articles and reports:

  • Phoenix Sintered Metals: A story of transformation, growth and community from America’s PM heartland
  • World PM2024 Yokohama: The stage is set for the PM industry to find a path to sustainable growth
  • The state of Europe’s hard magnets industry and the challenge of optimising the mass production of Nd2Fe14B permanent magnets

The latest news from the world of metal powders, delivered to your inbox

Don't miss any new issue of PM Review, and get the latest industry news. Sign up to our weekly newsletter.

Sign up

Join our community

Discover our magazine archive…

The free-to-access PM Review magazine archive offers unparalleled insight into the world of Powder Metallurgy from a commercial and technological perspective through:

  • Reports on visits to leading PM part manufacturers, metal powder manufacturers and industry suppliers
  • Articles on technology and application trends
  • Information on materials developments
  • Reviews of key technical presentations from the international conference circuit
  • International industry news

All past issues are available to download as free PDFs or view in your browser.


Browse the archive


Looking for PM production equipment, metal powders, R&D support and more?

Discover suppliers of these and more in our
advertisers’ index and buyer’s guide, available in the back of PM Review magazine.

  • Powders & materials
  • Powder process, classification & analysis
  • PM products
  • Atomisers & powder production technology
  • Compaction presses, tooling & ancillaries
  • Sintering equipment & ancillaries
  • Post-processing
  • Consulting & toll sintering
View online
Share via
Copy link