Wood Wear Testing

Wood Wear Testing Using Tribometer

In this study, we simulated and compared the wear testing behaviors of three types of wood to showcase the capacity of Nanovea Tribometer in evaluating the tribological properties of wood in a controlled and monitored manner.

Wood Wear Testing Using Tribometer

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Wood Hardness Measurement

Wood Hardness & Elastic Modulus Using Microindentation

In this application, the Nanovea Mechanical Tester, in microindentation mode is used to compare the mechanical properties of three different types of wood. We would like to showcase the capacity of Nanovea Mechanical Tester in performing hardness and Young’s modulus on wood samples with high precision and reproducibility.

Wood Hardness & Elastic Modulus using Microindentation

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Surface Finish Inspection of Wood

Surface Finish Inspection of Wood Using 3D Profilometry

In this study, the Nanovea ST500 Profilometer, equipped with a line sensor and integrated optical microscope,  is used for surface finish inspection of wood samples, namely Cherry and Walnut. We showcases the capacity of Nanovea non-contact profilometer in providing fast and precise 3D finish measurement and comprehensive in-depth analysis for comparative review.

Surface Finish Inspection of Wood Using 3D Profilometry

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Here are examples of materials we tested this month:

mechanical-lab
Mechanical:

• Nanoindentation & scratch of thin silicon carbide coatings
• Nano scratch resistance of polymer coatings
• Microindentation & scratch of DLC coatings
• Macro scratch of of gold coatings

profilometry-lab
3D Non-Contact Profilometry:

• Roughness of food packaging plastic
• LED phosphor coating surface topography measurement
• Volume loss of dental samples
• Depth of micro etching

tribology-lab
Tribology:

• Wear rate of thin hard coatings
• Wear rate and friction of interior paint samples

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fossil mechanical properties

Fossil Mechanical Properties using Nanoindentation

In this application, the Nanovea Mechanical Tester, in Nanoindentation mode is used to map fossil mechanical properties of different locations of an ammonite fossil sample. We would like to  showcase the capacity of Nanovea Mechanical Tester in performing nanoindentation mapping on a fossil sample with high precision and reproducibility.

Fossil Mechanical Properties using Nanoindentation

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fossil microstructure

Fossil Microstructure Using 3D Profilometry

In this study, the Nanovea JR25 Profilometer  is used to measure fossil microstructure of two representative fossil samples. The entire surface of each fossil was scanned and  analyzed in order to characterize the surface features including roughness, contour  and texture direction.

Fossil Microstructure Using 3D Profilometry

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rock tribology

Rock Tribology Using Tribometer

In this study, we simulated and compared the tribological properties of two types of rocks to showcase the capacity of Nanovea Tribometer in measuring the coefficient of friction and wear rate of rock tribology  in a controlled and monitored manner.

Rock Tribology Using Tribometer

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Here are examples of materials we tested this month:

mechanical-lab
Mechanical:

• Nanoindentation & scratch of thin sapphire coatings
• Nanoindentation of DLC coatings
• Nano scratch of thin teflon coatings
• Microindentation yield strength of micro aluminum parts
• Macro scratch of firearm parts

profilometry-lab
3D Non-Contact Profilometry:

• Roughness of transparent films
• Texture consistency of laser etch
• Step height of carbon nano tube coatings
• Coplanarity of ball grid arrays
• Medical staples curvature measurement

tribology-lab
Tribology:

• Wear rate of wear resistant tooling
• Lubricated linear wear resistance of thin coatings

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Polymer Belt Wear

Wear & Friction Of Polymer Belts Using Tribometer

 

In this study, we simulated and compared the wear behaviors of belts with different surface texture to showcase the capacity of Nanovea Tribometer in simulating the wear process of the belt in a controlled and monitored manner.

Wear & Friction Of Polymer Belts Using Tribometer

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Nanoindentation Frequency Sweep

DMA Frequency Sweep On Polymer Using Nanoindentation

In this application, the Nanovea Mechanical Tester, in Nanoindentation mode is used to study the
viscoelastic properties of a polished tire sample at different DMA frequencies.

DMA Frequency Sweep On Polymer Using Nanoindentation

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