SURFACE CHARACTERISATION LABORATORIES
Our special instruments for characterising the properties of your parts’ surfaces
In particular, these instruments enable us to test:
- SURFACE MORPHOLOGY
2D Profilometry :this involves using a feeler to determine the condition of a surface rapidly and precisely
3D Profilometry :observation: this entails using a 3Dwhite light profilometer (with precision of 1/10nm) to determine worn volumes, roughness settings, etc.
Micrographics :For structural observation with or without etching.
AFM microscopy :For determining two- and three-dimensional and morphological parameters of surface roughness down to nanometre level.
Optical microscopy :Binocular microscopy for assessing signs of wear after tribiological tests.
Measuring contact angle contact angle of a drop of liquid on a sample surface to determine wetness at an ambient temperature of 400°C. The micro-drop method makes it possible to characterise samples of very small sizes such as a hair.
Hardness, microhardness :
Vickers & Knoop
The scanning electron microscope with EDX spectrometry makes it possible to gain images of the sample’s surface up to x60000 while showing the distribution and proportional content of elements on the surface.
CORROSION :AT THE HEART OF CONTACT AND MATERIAL ISSUES
- Humidity Chamber
- Salt Spray, Swat, Cass
- Atmospheric Cyclical Test
- H2s Corrosion
- Stress Corrosion Cracking
- Expert Appraisal Of The Appearance And Spread Of Corrosion
- Galvanic Corrosion