Aerospace

Rtec Instruments provides several ASTM, DIN, ISO standard and customized test solutions to evaluate aerospace coatings, materials and components under extreme environment conditions. This includes cryogenic and high temperatures, vacuum, and more.

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Aerospace Solutions We Offer

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Thermal Spray Coatings

Thermal Spray Coatings

In the aerospace industry, there are hundreds of key components that use thermal sprayed coatings. Rtec Instruments offers testers to measure coating adhesion, wear resistance, fretting resistance, friction, durability, hardness, roughness, and many more.

Fretting and Wear Resistance

Studying fretting, coatings, and materials in the aerospace industry is critical for new technology, space exploration, aging aircrafts, structural integrity, riveted aircraft structure, aircraft engines, aluminum alloys, and titanium alloys. Rtec Instruments provides unequaled specifications for stroke and frequency control for fretting evaluation. Controlled stroke from 5 microns and frequency up to 500 Hz frequency across a wide temperature range makes it an ideal fretting wear tester for both industry and university research.

Fretting test wear mark
High temperature tribology chamber

High Temperature

Perform high temperature materials testing up to 1200 °C. Testing condition can mimic real-life scenarios, allowing users to generate data essential for solving real-life problems. Characterize hot hardness, friction, fretting wear, coating adhesion, and much more under controlled atmosphere conditions. These include inert gas, vacuum, multiple sample stages, and more.

Low Temperature – Cryogenic

Characterize friction, wear, and adhesion of materials and coatings under in cryogenic conditions up to -120°C using liquid nitrogen.  Test under vacuum or non vacuum conditions.

Rtec low temperature tribometer for cryogenic tribology
vacuum tribometer with inline raman

Vacuum Conditions

Test coatings and materials for space and aerospace industry under vacuum and controlled temperature. Measure friction, wear, adhesion, and durability under vacuum up to 10-7 torr. Simultaneously control environmental conditions, from  -120 °C to 800 °C.

Abrasion, Erosion Resistance

Jet Erosion
Wear mark with inline profilometer on rtec instruments tribometer

3D Imaging

Combine 4 imaging modes in one head. It requires only one mouse click to alternate between the different imaging modes. Image any surface with ease – transparent, flat, dark, flat, curved, and more.

See It In Action

Watch as we demonstrate how our instruments can fulfill all of your applications.

Universal tribometer MFT-5000 by Rtec Instruments

Need Versatility

Take a closer look at the Multi Function Tribometer.

Fretting tester from Rtec instruments model FFT-1

Need Fretting?

Check out our FFT Fretting Testers Series

3D scratch adhesion tester from rtec instruments

Need Scratch Testing?

Learn more about our 3D Scratch Tester, the UST-2.

Air Jet Erosion Tester AJ-1000 from Rtec Instruments

Need An Erosion Tester?

Check out the AJ-1000 product page.

Want to learn more?

Get in touch, and request a demo.