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Applications

The applications of our testing services are widely adopted in the fields of Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Petroleum/Solar/Wind Energies, Hard Coatings, Seminconductors, Microelectronics, Aerospace, Polymers, Pharmaceutical, and Biomaterials.

 

There are a wide variety of material studies that can be benefited from micro/nano-scale mechanical analysis, ranging from the hard ceramics (SiC, Diamond-like Carbon, Al2O3), to metals and alloys (Steel, Al alloy, Ti alloy, Coin alloy), to plastics (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC), to soft polymers (Contact Lens Hydrogel, Polymer Surface, Silicone), and to Biomaterials (Bone, Tissue, Fossil).

 

These tested materials and devices are usually in the formats of thin films, coatings, micro/nano-structures, and bulk scale.

Automotive

Test Methods

 

Indentation, Vickers Hardness, High Temp Test

 

Nanoscratch, Microscratch, Creep, Relaxation, High Temp Test

 

Nanoscratch, High Temperature Scratch

 

Nanoindentation, Mechanical Mapping, Impact test, Scratch

 

Friction Scan, Multi-Cycle Scratch Wear, Micro Scratch

 

Scratch Wear, Indentation, High Temp Test

Key Properties

 

Hardness, Modulus, Yield, Fracture, High Temp Performance

 

Scratch Resistance, Critical Coating Failure, adhesion strength, visco-elasticity

 

Scratch hardness and Film Delamination at elevated temperatures

 

Mechanical Defects, Weak spots, Small-Scale Impact Resistance

 

Coefficient of Friction, Wear Resistance, Scratch Resistance, Fatigue

 

Local Wear/failure, Elastic and Visco Elastic Properties. Yield Strength

Suggested Standards

 

ASTM E2546, ISO 14577, ASTM E384

 

ASTM D7187, ASTM D7027, ASTM E2546

 

 

ASTM G171, ASTM D7027

 

 

ASTM E2546, ASTM D7187

 

 

ASTM D171, ASTMD7027, ASTM G133,

 

ASTM D171, ASTM E2546

Materials/Parts

 

Engine Materials and Protective Coatings

 

Clear Coats and Paints

 

 

 

Windshields and Hydrophobic Coatings

 

Bumper Materials and Coatings

 

Brake Pads and Discs

 

 

Tires and Rubber Parts

 

Consumer Electronics

 

Materials/Parts

 

Screen Clear Coats

 

 

Screen glass

 

 

Device Touch Feeling

 

 

Surface Paints

 

 

Keypad/Buttons

 

 

Multi-Layer Structure

 

Key Properties

 

Scratch Resistance, Recovery Capability, Strength, Roughness

 

Hardness, Modulus, Fracture, Scratch Resistance, High Temp Performance

 

Friction Coefficient, Wear Properties Hardness, Roughness

 

Paint Delamination, Wear Resistance, Scratch Recovery

 

Stiffness, Push Response, Fatigue

 

 

Mechanical Properties of Each Layer, Composite Mechanical Behaviors

Test Methods

 

Nanoscratch, Nanoindentation, AFM

 

Indentation, Scratch, High Temp Test

 

Scratch Friction, Scratch Wear Micro/Nano Indentation, AFM

 

Nanoscratch, Scratch Wear, Nanoimpact

 

Microindentation, Multi-cycle Indentation


Indentation vs Depth, Cross-sectional Indentation

Suggested Standards

 

ASTM E2546, ISO 14577, ASTM D7027

 

ASTM E2546, ASTM C1624

 

 

ASTM D7187, ASTM D7027, ASTM G133, ASTM E2546

 

ASTM D7187

 

 

ASTM E2546, ISO 14577

 

 

ASTM E2546, ISO 14577

Oil, Solar, and Wind Energies

 

Materials/Parts

 

Drill Bits and Coatings

 

 

Solar Panel Top Films

 

 

Wind blade Surface Coatings

 

Pipe Materials and Coatings

 

Fuel Cell Components

 

 

Key Properties

 

Hardness, Scratch Resistance, Wear, High Temp Performance

 

Film Delamination, Mechanical Defects, Scratch Resistance, Impact Resistance

 

Coefficient of Friction, Wear Resistance, Scratch Resistance, Hardness

 

Hardness, Yield Strength, Fracture Strength, High Temp Performance

 

Modulus, Hardness, Film Delamination, Surface Morphology

Test Methods

 

Microindentation, Vickers Hardness, Microscratch, High Temp Test

 

Nanoscratch, Mechanical Mapping, Nanoimpact

 

Microscratch, Scratch Wear, Microindentation, Vickers Hardness

 

Microindentation, Impact Test, High Temp Test

 

Nanoindentation, Nanoscratch, AFM/SPM

Suggested Standards

 

ASTM E2546, ISO 14577, ASTM E384, ASTM C1624

 

ASTM C1624, ASTM E2546

 

 

ASTM D7187, ASTM C1624, ASTM E384, ASTM E2546

 

ASTM E2546, ISO 14577

 

 

ASTM E2546, ASTM D7027

Hard Coatings

 

Materials/Parts

 

Diamond-Like-Carbon (DLC) coatings

 

Thermal Spray coatings

 

 

Wear/Abrasion-Resistant Coatings

 

Anti-Friction Coatings

 

 

Coatings for Cutting Tools /High Speed Machining

 

PVD/CVD Coatings

 

Key Properties

 

Young's Modulus, Hardness, Brittle Failure, High Temp Performance

 

Mechanical Strength at High Temperatures

 

Wear Resistance, Abrasion Failure, Hardness, High Temp Performance,

 

Dynamic Coefficient of Friction, Scratch Resistance, High Temp Performance

 

Abrasion Resistance, Wear Resistance, Toughness, High Temp Performance

 

Modulus, Hardness, Yield/Fracture, Scratch Resistance, High Temp Prop

Test Methods

 

Nanoindentation, Microscratch, High Temp Test

 

High Temp Indentation, High Temp Scratch

 

Micro Scratch, High Temp Scratch, Vickers Hardness

 

Scratch Scan, Microscratch, High Temp Scratch

 

Microscratch, Multi-Cycle Wear, Indentation, High Temp Test

 

Nanoindentation, Nanoscratch, High Temp Test

Suggested Standards

 

ASTM E2546, ISO 14577, ASTM C1624

 

ASTM E2546, ASTM E384, ASTM E140, ASTM C1624

 

ASTM C1624, ASTM E384, ASTM E140, ASTM G171

 

ASTM C1624, ASTM G171

 

 

ASTM E2546, ASTM G171

 

 

ASTM E2546, ASTM C1624

Semiconductors/Microelectronics

 

Materials/Parts

 

MEMS Cantilevers and Structures

 

Electronic Packaging Materials

 

 

Soldering Materials

 

 

Conductive Patterns

 

 

Circuit Board Materials and Coatings

Key Properties

 

Deflection Degree, Stiffness, Fracture Stress, Fatigue

 

Modulus, Hardness, Yield Stress, Fracture, Scratch Resistance, High Temp Performance

 

Modulus, Hardness, Yield, Fracture, Adhesion, High Temp Performance

 

Scratch Resistance, Conductivity loss due to wear, Modulus, High Temp Prop

 

Yield Strength, Impact Resistance, Fracture Toughness

Test Methods

 

Nanoindentation, Multi-Cycle Indentation

 

Nanoindentation, Nanoscratch, High Temp Test

 

 

Nanoindentation, Nanoimpact, Nanoscratch, High Temp Test

 

Nanoscratch, Scratch Wear, Nanoindentation, High Temp Test

 

Nanoindentation, Nanoimpact

Suggested Standards

 

ASTM E2546, ISO 14577

 

 

ASTM E2546, ASTM C1624, ASTM D7027

 

 

ASTM E2546. AST G171

 

 

ASTM G171, ASTM E2546

 

 

ASTM E2546, ISO 14577

Aerospace

 

Materials/Parts

 

Thermal Barrier Coatings

 

 

Window Hydrophobic Films

 

Superalloys

 

 

Carbon Nanotube-Epoxy Composites

 

Lead-Free Solders

 

Key Properties

 

Young's Modulus, Hardness, Toughness, Scratch Resistance

 

Film Delamination, Film Adhesion Scratch Wear, High Temp Prop

 

Fatigue, Hardness, Yield Strength, High Temp Performance

 

Fracture Toughness, Toughness, High Temp Performance

 

Modulus, Hardness, Yield, Fracture, Adhesion, High Temp Performance

 

Test Methods

 

Microindentation, Microscratch

 

 

Nanoscratch, High Temp Scratch

 

 

Microindentation, Vickers Hardness, High Temp Indentation

 

Microindentation, Vickers Hardness, High Temp Test

 

Nanoindentation, Nanoimpact, Nanoscratch, High Temp Test

Suggested Standards

 

ASTM E2546, ISO 14577, ASTM C1624

 

ASTM D7027

 

 

ASTM E2546, ASTM E384

 

 

ASTM E2546, ASTM E384

 

 

ASTM E2546, ASTM C1624

Polymers

 

Materials/Parts

 

Glass Anti-Reflection Coatings

 

 

Ionomer Protective Coatings

 

 

Teflon  (PTFE) Coating for Cooking Wares

 

PMMA Coatings

 

 

Polymers used in Cosmetic Products

 

Key Properties

 

Scratch Resistance, Visco-Elasticity, Recovery Ability, Adhesion Strength, High Temp Performance

 

Modulus, Yield Stress, Dynamic Properties, Viscoelasticity, Adhesion Strength, High Temp Performance

 

Adhesion Strength, Wear, Scratch Resistance, High Temp Properties 

 

Creep, Relaxation, Glass Transition, High Temp Behaviors

 

Adhesion Strength, Scratch Resistance, High Temp Performance

Test Methods

 

Nanoscratch, Nanoindentation, High Temp Test

 

 

Nanoindentation, DMA, Naonoscratch, High Temp Test

 

 

Nanoscratch, Scratch Wear Nanoindentation, High Temp Test

 

Indentation-Creep/relaxation, Temperature Sweep Indentation

 

Microscratch, High Temp Scratch

Suggested Standards

 

ASTM D7027, Modified ASTM E2546, ISO 14577,

 

 

Modified ASTM E2546, ASTM D7027

 

 

ASTM D7027, ASTM E2546

 

 

Modified ASTM E2546

 

 

ASTM E7027

Pharmaceutical

 

Materials/Parts

 

Contact Lens Hydrogels

 

 

Pills

 

 

Capsules/Powders

 

 

Balloons

 

 

Implant Materials and Coatings

Key Properties

 

Modulus, Creep, Stiffness Change due to Dehydration, Surface Friction

 

Fracture Toughness, High Temp Behavior

 

Fracture Toughness, adhesion Strength,

 

Scratch Resistance, Visco-elasticity Film Delamination, Burst Load

 

Hardness, Modulus, Scratch Resistance, Wear, Friction, High Temp/Liquid Performance

Test Methods

 

Nanoindentation, Liquid Test, Friction Scan, High Temp Test

 

Microindentation (Crushing Test), High Temp Test

 

Microindentation (Crushing Test). Nan/Micro Scratch

 

Nanoscratch, Nanoindentation

 

 

Nano/Micro Indentation, Microscratch, Friction Scan, Scratch Wear, High Temp Test

Suggested Standards

 

Modified ASTM E2546

 

 

ASTM E2546, ASTM D785

 

 

ASTM E2546, ASTM D785

 

 

Modified ASTM D7027, Modified ASTM E2546

 

ASTM E2546, ASTM C1624,

ASTM G171