Anton Paar launches first Nanoindentation tester for everyone

Instrumented indentation testing is a very important yet very sophisticated and expensive method to determine a material’s hardness and elastic properties. Hit 300 is a premium and highly affordable nanoindentation instrument built for every user and every type of environment.

The simplified user interface is intuitive, automation enables up to 600 measurements per hour, and active anti-vibration damping ensures accuracy in all environments. Start-up takes 15 min, and within 1 hour, every user is able to go from training straight to results. Hit 300 – a delightful fusion of simplicity and power.

Hit 300 marks a new era for companies that have not yet had the possibility to test their surfaces with nanoindentation in-house. Hit 300 is not only highly affordable, but also remarkably resilient. Due to its compact size and the anti-vibration damping, it can be directly placed on the production-site. Thanks to its user-oriented design, real products, from small to big, can be measured without any complex preparation. A unique laser-targeting system additionally assists the user in targeting the sample with an accuracy of <1mm.

The instrument is also made for training all the mechanical engineers of tomorrow. Anton Paar offers an education package containing everything essential for teaching nanoindentation testing: presentations, practical tests, samples, etc.

Hit 300. Simple. Powerful.  

Anton Paar will be exhibiting at Europe’s Largest Advanced Materials Exhibition and Conference in 2022. The Advanced Materials Show will take place at the NEC, Birmingham 29th – 30th June 2022, and we will be exhibiting on stand 17-136.  Come and see the Hit 300 Nanoindenter in action and speak to our materials characterisation experts.

For more information about this new instrument, please feel free to contact us via our website or email us at