Rtec Instruments provides several standard and customized tests to evaluate ceramic coatings, materials, and components used across a wide range of applications such as aerospace, medical, and tools.
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Ceramic Industry Solutions We Offer

So many choices. No wrong answers.

Friction, Wear

Several applications use ceramics because of their superior hardness, high wear resistance, good chemical resistance, and stability at high temperatures.  Extreme applications, such as high loads, high temperatures, and corrosive environments commonly use ceramics.

Perform friction, wear, and tribology tests for ceramic coatings or materials under a wide test load range (from mN to 12,000 N) across a wide controlled environmental condition (-120°C to 1200°C), and under vacuum, corrosive, or high pressure environments. The choice depends on the application. 

nano tribology of thin films using tribometer
scratch data images

Scratch Resistance, Adhesion, Hardness

Several applications require testing ceramic coating surfaces. Based on the coating process, the end results can be very different. Rtec Instrument provides solutions for characterization of coating adhesion, scratch hardness, scratch resistance, wear, durability, fretting, roughness, corrosion resistance, and abrasion resistance. These tests are available at nano, micro and macro scales across a wide temperature and environmental conditions.

Fretting Wear

Fretting studies for ceramic industry are of critical importance. Hard debris generated because of fretting cause for many failures. 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.

Fretting Test Module
sample at high temperature in hot hardness tester

High Temperature

Perform up to 1200°C high temperature tests of ceramic materials, coatings, and components. Characterize hot hardness, friction, fretting, wear, and many more under controlled atmospheric conditions. 

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.

Scratch adhesion test on car varnish

See It In Action

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

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

Rtec Instruments Surface Material Tester, SMT-5000
Need Indentation and Scratch Testing?

Learn more about our Indentation and Scratch Tester, the SMT-5000.

Universal profilometer from Rtec Instruments
Need 3D Microscopy?

Check out our 3D Optical Profilometer, the UP Series

Want to learn more?

Get in touch, and request a demo.


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