Monthly Archive June 9, 2020

The most popular pizzas

Pizza is one of the most popular dishes around the world. It originates from Italy, but it has travelled across the world. Every country eats pizza their own way. In this article, we’ll list the most popular pizzas across the world!

Pizza Margherita

The Pizza Margherita is known as the first real Italian pizza and is known for the thin, Italian pizza crust and is topped with mozzarella cheese, tomatoes and basil. Everyone loves this classic pizza because it is easy to make and has a neutral taste. A lot of children really like this pizza, because they generally don’t like vegetables, but do like the pizza!

Pizza Hawaii

The pizza Hawaii is possibly the most discussed pizza around the world! Should pineapple be on pizza or not? It is one of the most important ingredients of this pizza, next to pieces of ham and off course cheese and tomato sauce. The pizza Hawaii is an American style pizza, so it generally has a thick, soft crust. But you can also get it on a crispy Italian crust if you want to. 

Pizza Funghi

This pizza is known all around the world. The most important ingredient is, of course, mushrooms! This pizza usually comes in Italian style, since funghi is the Italian word for mushrooms. But you can also find this pizza in American style, with a thick crust. Usually the American style funghi is also topped with ham, salami or other kinds of meat. 

Pizza Salami

Pizza Salami is also very popular all around the world. This pizza is eaten a lot in Italy, since salami is an Italian sausage. In America, you can find this pizza in New York under the name of Pizza Pepperoni. This is kind of the same meat as the pizza salami. New York has their own type of pizza and also has a lot of pizza restaurants where you can eat New York style pizza. 

Pizza Tonno

Yes, you can top your pizza with vegetables and meat, but you can also make a delicious pizza with fish! One of the most popular fish style pizzas is the Pizza Tonno. This pizza is topped with tuna, capers, red onion and olives. And of course with tomato sauces and mozzarella cheese. Delicious!

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Vickers Hardness Testing Procedure

Also known as the microhardness test method, Vickers hardness testing procedure is commonly used to measure case depth, small parts and thin sections. It uses a diamond indenter to indent test materials at an angle of 136 degrees to a load of 1-100 kgf. EN ISO 6507, ASTM E-92 and ASTM E-384 specify that the indenter must be pressed into the material using a defined test load and then converted to a hardness value. It can be used in macro and microhardness tests due to its wide load range. This testing method is indispensable in the quality control of products, metallographic research and product certification. Given that the indentation test of Vickers is small, it is best for testing thin components and individual microstructures.

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Preparing the Test Samples

With these tests, it is highly advisable to section components to ensure that you have pieces that can fit into the tester. In the preparation stage, the surface of the specimen has to be left smooth to allow for proper measurement and allow a perpendicular setting on the indenter, which then produces indentations in the form of a diamond. Usually, the materials are placed on a plastic medium after preparation to give room to proper testing. This method of hardness testing requires large indentations for maximum measurement resolution. It can be used to test ceramics, metal, composites and many other materials successfully, only when the test samples are prepared carefully. Note that the shape, size the degree of flatness and the condition of the surface are the top-most determining factors of the right hardness test method to use.

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