Assured Testing Services employs several non-destructive and destructive methods to perform thickness measurement on coatings or platings.
Non-destructive methods such as ASTM B499 magnetic induction (non-magnetic coating over a magnetic substrate) and ASTM B568 X-Ray spectrometry (metallic platings) are used to determine thickness.
Destructive testing such as ASTM B487, microscopical examination of a cross section, is also used. See our metallurgical testing page for more information on this methodology.
The selection of the most applicable method depends mainly on the coating/plating thickness and composition of the substrate and coating.
Applicable adhesion testing standards include:
Honda HES D6501 Section 3.2.2
ISO 2064 ISO 3497MIL-DTL-53072D Section 18.104.22.168
PACCAR CMT0033 Section 9.2
Assured Testing Services maintains several unique forms of equipment to accommodate a wide variety of thickness measurement techniques.
Contact the laboratory for more information or to determine the proper protocol for your samples.