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The story behind our measurement instruments: an innovative way to measure hardness

Our reality was founded in 2014 by Davide Affri as technological evolution of a family experience that started in 1954.

Axiotek made embracing an engineering and design innovation its goal, supported by constant research and project development both on the software and hardware side of our instruments of hardness measuring tools.

The breakthrough with Davide Affri was made by making a change in perspective:

We went above the practicality of the hardness tester in which the end justifies the means: aesthetics not very graceful and dimensions often bulky.

The market has objectively changed: the technological innovation also means an innovation in the design in order to have a more intuitive and comfortable experience while using the hardness tester.

7 Axiotek patents invented by Davide Affri for measuring instruments

  • L.I.S.A (Laser Indicator System Affri) , is a patented laser pointing system that helps the human eye to detect the exact point in which it is necessary to perform the Rockwell hardness test on samples that have a complex geometry.
  • Perfectioned optical reading system in Universal Hardness Testers (Vickers, Rockwell and Brinell hardness measuring instruments), in order to have more reliability in the process of measurement.
  • Machine for instrumented indentation for micro and macro indentation tests (today used by the Politecnico di Torino) in the engineering for the study and research department)
  • 4 design patents filed in order to give emphasis to the industrial product design concept, a product designed to improve the final user experience.

A 100% made in Italy supply chain for material hardness measurement

All of our hardness testers are produced in our factory in Varese (a big city near Milan, Italy). We create, project and personally produce our measurement instruments both hardware and software sides.

Spindles, indenters, anvils and stand supports are only some of the examples of 100% Italian production that we rely on.

From the iron raw part to the final product. 

Having personal control over the whole supply chain of the hardness tester is no light matter. The attention and personal care of the smallest detail is what better represents a production that can really and proudly declare herself Made in Italy.

In order to see with your own eyes all of the behind the scenes of our productive process, visit our company and follow us on Linkedin.

Technical support at 360° for your quality control precision

The experience gained throughout the years allows us to give complete technical support both pre-sale and after-sale for your quality control. Our services follow strictly the ISO and ASTM international standards according to the instrument’s method of hardness calculation.

  • Consulting services in the process of choosing the ideal instrumentation for your quality assurance
  • In loco and online technical support services
  • Maintenance and traditional calibration/adjustment or ACCREDITED adjustment (We are indeed ACCREDIA certificated LAT N.316 for adjusting Rockwell, Brinell, Vickers measuring instruments both digital and dial gauge)

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+39 0332 1892847


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