Coating, Materials & Failure AnalysisRichter Precision Inc. possesses an ever expanding “state-of-the art” laboratory to allow characterization of the mechanical, physical and elemental properties of bulk materials and thin films/coatings. While the primary function of this laboratory is to support our on-going Research & Development and Quality Control efforts, this facility is also available for commercial projects.
|AMRAY 1850 Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)||SEM Image of Me-DLC Cross Section
|Sample load/depth curve generated
by the Nano-Indention Tester
|CSM Revetest Scratch Tester
||Scratch Test of Me-DLC showing an
LC1 value of 63 N
|CSM Rotating Motion Tribometer
||Friction Coefficient as a function of sliding distance for our C-DLC film against a 100Cr6 steel pin|
|FischerScope XDL-B X-ray
|CSEM Calotest® (ball crater) Unit
|Surface roughness can be examined using our Veeco Dektak3 high precision talysurf||The laboratory is additionally equipped with a suite of optical microscopes for surface characterization|
Richter Precision Inc. collaborates and/or has commercial agreements in place with a number of highly respected universities and organizations around the globe. Such contact allows for more specialized or non-routine characterization efforts to take place.