CSM Instruments - Tribological Studies and Mechanical Surface Testing

Nanotechnology Area

Tribological and mechanical surface testing.

Description of Activities

CSM Instruments provides equipment that allows the mechanical characterization of a wide range of surfaces and bulk materials. Adhesion of paints, optical thin films or hard coatings can be defined using one of our Scratch Testers. These span the nano to the macro range to analyze the widest range of materials. Dynamic Hardness measurements can be performed to define not only the hardness of the material, but also to evaluate the plastic and elastic deformation, the elasticity module, creep and much more. For wear testing CSM Instruments offer Tribometers based on the pin-on-disc principle that operate both in the Micro and Nano regime; to record the change in friction coefficient. An abrasive wear test allows the assessment of wear resistance of surfaces.

CSM Instruments also supply AFM equipment confocal imaging and our laboratory will perform analysis for you with any one of our standard machines.

CSM Instruments Independent Test Laboratory

The independent laboratory of CSM Instruments also provides surface analysis for numerous industries on a wide range of materials such as:

•        Metals

•        Semiconductors

•        Polymers

•        Ceramics etc…

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Characterisation Equipment and Services

Some of the characterisation equipment available at CSM Instruments and their capabilities include:

•        Macro, Micro and Nano Scratch Tester

•        Micro and Nano Hardness Tester

•        Micro and Nano Tribometer

•        Calotest and Calowear

•        Imaging

Macro, Micro and Nano Scratch Tester

AZoNano - Nanotechnology - CSM Instruments – Tribological and Mechanical Testing Services

•        Adhesion properties of coatings and thin films

•        Characterization of mechanical surface properties

•        Profilometry

Micro and Nano Hardness Tester

AZoNano - Nanotechnology - CSM Instruments – Tribological and Mechanical Testing Services

•        Quantitative measurement of mechanical surface properties

•        Elastic modulus and Hardness

•        Analysis of fracture modes, cracking, stress distribution, creep,…etc

Micro and Nano Tribometer

AZoNano - Nanotechnology - CSM Instruments – Tribological and Mechanical Testing Services

•        Tribological studies in different environments to simulate real conditions

•        Characterization of wear, friction, and erosion-corrosion of mechanical parts

Calotest and Calowear

AZoNano - Nanotechnology - CSM Instruments – Tribological and Mechanical Testing Services

•        Thickness measurements

•        Abrasive testing for wear characterisation

Imaging

AZoNano - Nanotechnology - CSM Instruments – Tribological and Mechanical Testing Services

•        Scanning Force Microscope, STM, MFM,…

•        3D topography, video microscope, ...

Contact Details

CSM Instruments
Gare 4
Galileo Center
CH-2034 Peseux
Switzerland

Tel. +41 32 557 5600
Fax. +41 32 557 5610

E-mail: info@csm-instruments.com
URL: www.csm-instruments.com

 

Date Added: Nov 18, 2005 | Updated: Jun 11, 2013
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