3D Scratch Tester

The Rtec Instruments 3D Scratch Tester combines the next generated scratch testing technology with inline 3D Profilometer. Typical applications for the scratch tester are to quantify coating adhesion, cohesion, scratch resistance and self-healing properties. By interchangeable modules, measurements can be performed in the Nano, Micro, Macro or Heavy-Duty range. The Confocal / Interferometer microscope acquires a high-resolution 3D image of the scratch and is synchronized with the scratch data (normal load, friction force, scratch depth, acoustic emission and electrical contact resistance) in order to obtain comprehensive and reproducible data.

ICON-key-features-greyKey Features and Benefits

♦  Synchronized 3D Imaging with Confocal & Interferometer

♦  Exchangeable Nano, Micro, and Macro Scratch modules

♦  Force Feedback to ensure well controlled load apply


♦  Physical characterization of coated surfaces

♦  Scratch Corrosion Studies

♦  Nano Scratch Testing of oxide coatings on thin film polymer substrates

About Rtec Instruments

Rtec Instruments develops and manufactures advanced mechanical and surface testing and measurement solutions for research and industrial applications. We share a philosophy that embraces collaboration and partnering with customers and other leaders in academia and industry to ensure our products answer real needs with innovative solutions.

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Why Rtec Instruments?

♦   Produce most robust platform in the market

♦   Strive to meet tomorrow’s requirements in research and industry

♦   Unique patented technologies

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