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What is Taber abrasion test? How to do it?


Q. How can we do a TAPER^TABER ABRASION TEST on hard anodized part? What are the gadgets needed? How it can be related to Hv HRC BHN etc.?

G. Muralidharan
steering systems - Chennai, TamilNadu, India


A. I think you mean Taber Abraser. Taber is a wear testing instrument that spins the part 60-70 rpm against a hard rubber wheel. For hard chromium coatings the wheels are usually CS-10 with a 1000 gram load.

George Shahin
George Shahin
Atotech - Rock Hill, South Carolina


A. For Hard Anodise you need CS 17 wheels and look at approx. 5,000 pounds (UK money) for the kit to do it. Look on the net for [Taber Industries] as this should get you to where you need to go.

Martin Trigg-Hogarth
Martin Trigg-Hogarth
surface treatment shop - Stroud, Glos, England


A. Many process specifications will reference ASTM D4060 [affil link], standard Test Method for Abrasive Resistance of Organic Coatings by the Taber Abraser.

Doug Hahn
- Mason, Ohio


Q. Hi all, Please suggest what kind of Abraser wheels should be used to test abrasion resistance of polyethylene and in general any plastics ?. May I use ceramic type or hard rubber or metallic ones?

Thanks a million,

Basu [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
- Delft, The Netherlands

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