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Looking for coating hardness measurement shop





RFQ: Looking for a shop were I can measure the hardness of coating

Kamel G [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
- Menlo Park California USA
2000

Ed. note: Sorry, this RFQ is outdated so private contact is no longer available, but public technical replies are still welcome! No public brand/source suggestions please ( huh? why?)



There are several physical testing labs in CA. Most are likely to provide the Microhardness testing.

Mandar Sunthankar
- Fort Collins, Colorado
2000



2000

Microhardness is the test that you need.

There are many test labs in CA that can perform hardness testing. However, some are not familiar with special precautions about test methods and sample preparation necessary for good results on thin coatings. Guidelines are given in applicable ASTM specifications, such as ASTM B578-21 [affil link] and ASTM B488 [affil link]. Make sure that the lab that you choose is familiar with these specifications and follows them.

larry hanke
Larry Hanke
Minneapolis, Minnesota




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