When friction is the predominant factor causing deterioration of your materials, abrasion and wear testing will give you data to compare materials or coatings and can help you predict the lifetime of a material or coating.
Abrasion testing is used to test the abrasive resistance of solid materials. Materials such as metals, composites, ceramics, and thick (weld overlays and thermal spray) coatings can be tested with these methods. The intent of abrasion testing is to produce data that will reproducibly rank materials in their resistance to scratching abrasion under a specified set of conditions.
Standard abrasion testing methods should not be used to predict the exact resistance of a given material in a specific environment. Its value lies in predictively ranking materials in a similar relative order of merit as would occur in an abrasive environment.
A customized wear testing program, on the other hand, can be configured to closely mimic actual operating conditions, including temperature and fluids, and direction of wear. This custom approach will result in wear testing data that is much more relatable to the specific work environment in question.
Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) is a reliable and cost-effective method for measuring glass transition temperature (Tg), phase transitions and more.
Thermomechanical Analysis (TMA)
Thermomechanical Analysis (TMA) uses a material's coefficient of thermal expansion to produce data on a wide range of polymeric thermal properties.
ASTM C131, ASTM C33, ASTM C501, ASTM D1044, ASTM D1117, ASTM D3389, ASTM D3884, ASTM D4060, ASTM D4157, ASTM D4966, ASTM D6037, ASTM F1978, ASTM F2357, ASTM F732, ASTM G132, ASTM G133, ASTM G65, ASTM G77, ASTM G99
Automotive Test Standards
Daimler-Chrysler MS-3589 Mirror-Rearview-Flat or Convex
Delco TM-224 Abrasion Test: Hot Stamped Finishes and Labels
ECCA - T11 M.E.K./Solvent Rubbing Test - Organic coatings on metallic substrates
EN 1096-2 Glass In Building - Coated Glass
ES-X60210 (Mitsubishi Motors) Plastic Parts - Interior Trims
Kia MS 210-05 Wear and Scratch resistance
Toyota Engineering Standard TSL2105G Wear and Scratch resistance
GME 60269 General Motors Abrasion Resistance of Metallized, Painted, Printed Plastic Parts
GME 60368 General Motors f Abrasion Resistance of Artificial Leather
GME 8797 General Motors Stability of Textile decoration Materials against Mechanical Load
GMW 14125 General Motors Linear Abrasion Testing
GMW 14130 General Motors Resistance to Marring or Scuffing
GMW 14688 General Motors Plastic Scratch and Mar Resistance
SAE ARP 1536A
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