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The coating of components plays an important role in almost all branches of industry. In the course of increasing quality assurance measures, increasing requirements must be met in order to maintain and improve the properties of a component material in the long term. One method used in this context is coating with functionally suitable layers. There is a growing discrepancy between increased quality requirements on the one hand and the available analysis methods on the other.
The following problems are in the foreground.
Various properties are evaluated for the qualitative assessment of a coating. In addition to corrosion resistance and adhesion, the coating thickness is an important parameter to be determined. Microscopic micrograph analysis is particularly important for measuring coating thickness. A distinction is made here between the so-called transverse or calotte micrograph, in which a calotte is ground into the coating with the aid of a steel ball.
The software module Layer Analysis can handle both types of grinding and is therefore divided into two submodules. This allows us to offer you a customized solution, depending on your evaluation interests.