Nanoindentation NanoTest Vantage Automotive

Automotive Applications

Materials and components in the automotive sector have an increasingly tough job to perform – needing to work reliably and consistently in extreme operating environments. Using the NanoTest Vantage for automotive applications provides the performance data you need to optimise such materials. For example, to meet environmental and commercial concerns, researchers are developing advanced materials and coating systems to achieve engines with greater fuel efficiency.

Reliability and Nano Wear

Increasing reliability has always been important to both large commercial vehicles and the domestic market, which is now extending vehicle warranties. This drives the need for more research and development in this area. The optimisation of coatings and surface treatments for wear resistance is an essential step in designing for improved efficiency coupled with reliability.

The unique capabilities of the NanoTest Vantage like the ability to perform nanomechanical testing at temperatures up to 850°C, mean that it is rapidly becoming the number one resource for measurements of the mechanical properties of high performance materials for a wide range of applications in the automotive industry, from chassis to engine development.


Use the NanoTest to characterise and optimise:

  • High performance paints
  • Polyurethanes
  • PVD Coatings
  • High performance coatings
  • Big end bearing shells
  • Fuel injectors
  • Piston alloys
  • Lightweight chassis materials
  • Composite tyres
  • Clutch linings, discs and bearings
  • Brake pads and discs
  • Fuel cells

For more information on the type of nano wear statistics and performance data which is available from the NanoTest Vantage within nanomechanical testing in automotive applications, contact the team today.