The CORE Micro-scratch system combines a wide force range with high measurement repeatability and accurate determination of critical loads and coefficient of friction. It is capable of both single pass scratch testing and multi pass wear testing
The CORE Micro-scratch tester features:
- High friction sensitivity combined with high lateral rigidity
- 30 N maximum load
- Experiment protocols to place the peak stresses at the coating-substrate interface improving the sensitivity to adhesion strength compared to macro-scale scratch testing
The CORE Micro-scratch tester fully compliant with the relevant standards for micro-scratch testing (ASTM 7187-10, ASTM 7027-05).