Image analysis software for measuring layer thickness and porosity on inconel coating samples as per ASTM B ASTM B Test Method for Measurement of Metal and Oxide Coating Thickness by. Microscopical Examination of Cross Section. This test method covers. The results stated above relate only to the specific items tested. Information and statements in this report are derived from material, information.

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This standard is subject to revision at any time by the responsible technical committee and must be reviewed every? Test sealing quality ashm anodic coatings on aluminum.

Automobile door handle sstm copper, multilayer nickel and hard chromium plated. Under good conditions, when using an optical microscope, the method is capable of giving an absolute measuring accuracy of 0.

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For hard, brittle coatings for example oxide or chromium coatings tightly wrapping the specimen b47 soft aluminum foil before mounting has proved successful. If an especially high degree of surface?


Measurement of the image projected on to a ground-glass plate is usually less satisfactory because of the lack of sharpness of the image and poor legibility of the ruler when the projected image is visible.

That is, for practical purposes, greater magni? Edge rounding can be caused by improper mounting, grinding, polishing, or etching. Micrograph showing varying thickness of nickel and copper for electroplated part.

For silver and gold on copper and nickel alloys and steel. Electroless nickel plated part – Failure analysis Understand why the electroless nickel failed by studying surface micrographs, nickel thickness distribution and also electrochemical characteristics of nickel. Etches zinc, zinc-based alloys and cadmium.

The thickness of the cross section is measured with an optical microscope. Windowpane Coating thickness measurement and seal quality testing using impedance measurements. The measurement will be no more accurate than the calibration of the eyepiece.

ASTM B – Coating Thickness by Cross Section / X-Section

Some typical etchants are given in Appendix X2. For nickel and copper coatings on aluminum and its alloys. Etches aluminum and its alloys. Etches copper and copper alloys. For additional guidance see Methods E 3.


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The techniques described in this appendix are intended as guidance for metallographers not experienced in measurements of coating thickness. This will determine the suitability of the method for measuring the thickness of thin coatings. This standard has been approved for use by agencies of the Department of Defense. Micrograph cross-section showing varying thickness of nickel over copper.

The distance between two lines of a stage micrometer used for the calibration shall be known to within 0. The latter has a lower precision. Conversion coated aluminum part Electrical resistivity and corrosion testing. Your comments are invited either for revision of this standard or for additional standards and should be addressed to ASTM International Headquarters. Dubpernell Microporosity Test on a copper, nickel, chromium plated automobile part.

Micrograph showing multilayer nickel using in-house etching process.