PREVENT RUST BY MEASURING COAT THICKNESS
Defective coatings lead to rust. As a result, product liability requires quality control of coatings, and in many cases, documentation of measurements in an electronic format. Conflicts can occur if a manufacturer and a customer of a good finish use different methods or types of instruments to determine coating thickness.
Materials are coated or plated to improve functional behavior and increase life expectancy. The coating thickness is an important variable and must fall within the given specification range. Measurement of film thickness can be done with many different instruments. If the plating is too thin, the final component may fail prematurely in the field due to corrosion, wear or poor electrical contact in the case of electronics. Coatings that are too thick can affect how complex components, such as engine parts, fit together.
Coating thickness measurement is a concern for both finishers and companies receiving finished components. There may be several layers to analyze, and the measurement process must not damage or cosmetically affect the component. Our expert testing team uses a microscope to measure your coating mass in seconds and gain an understanding of the coating’s fundamental properties and chemical composition.
APPLICATION OF COATING MASS MEASUREMENT:
Used to measure dry film thickness
Measure the thickness of a nonmagnetic coating in a destructive manner
Common Test Methods
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Our expert testing team provides precise, real-time measurements for your coating mass measurement. Whether your end product is more than several inches or less than a millimeter thick, you can rely on us for accurate coating mass thickness measurement and the highest quality finished products.