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Scratch testers are used to determine the adhesion strength of coatings to substrates. They work by moving a hard indenter (typically diamond) across the surface of a sample. As the indenter travels across the surface the load in gradually increased. At a critical load the coating will fail by chipping or delaminating.
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Featured Equipment
The new NanoTest Vantage system from Micro Materials Ltd offers a range of mechanical tests on the nano-scale, allowing the researcher to build a complete picture of material performance. The nanotest Vantage can characterise you samples using numerous techniques including nanoindentation, nano-impact and fatigue, nano-scratch and wear and nano-fretting.
Other Equipment
The Micro Scratch Tester is widely used to define the exact characterization of the adhesion failure of thin films and coatings, with a typical thickness below 5 µm. Additionally, the MST can be used in the analysis of organic and inorganic; soft and hard coatings. Applications cover thin and multilayer PVD, CVD, PECVD, photoresist, paints, lacquers, and various other types of films.
The Nano-Scratch Tester is specifically designed for the characterization of practical adhesion failure of thin films and coatings, with a typical thickness below 800 nm. The Nano-Scratch Tester can be used notably for analysis of organic and inorganic; soft and hard coatings. To illustrate a few examples which are thin and multilayer PVD, CVD, PECVD, photoresist, paints lacquers, various other types of films, covering optical, micro-electronic, protective, decorative and other applications.
The REVETEST Xpress is the cost effective solution dedicated to Industrial and Quality Control (QC) applications. The Xpress provides measurement of adhesion, hardness and scratch resistance with a very user-friendly interface.
The REVETEST® Scratch Testing instrument is globally regarded as the ideal system for characterizing hard-coated materials, with a typical coating thickness of several microns.
The K93000 Scratch Tester is used to test the scratch resistance of flat solid surfaces such as coatings, metals, ceramics, composites, polymers, and other material surfaces.
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