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Coating and Plating Thickness Measurements

Quality Control of Coating Thickness
Proper quality control of coating thickness is important to the plating companies and metal finishers that are applying the coatings – but also affect the companies that utilize the plated components in their manufactured goods. Product liability requires quality control to avoid defective coatings and eliminate problems (such as rust) that can lead to production problems or product recalls.  Because of this, accurate measurements of coatings are needed in the quality control process of the supply side and the incoming inspection of the receiving side. 

Popular Skyray XRF for plating thickness measurements:

RoHS Analyzers
EDX-2800 XRF Instrument
An excellent instrument for single and multi-layer coatings; fast and accurate
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Thick-800 XRF Analyzer
Excellent system for multi-layer thickness measurments on any size instrument
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XRF Testing of Coatings
X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) is one method of obtaining accurate coating thickness measurements.  XRF analyzers provide a versatile, non-contact method to obtain measurements of thin films, single layer and multi-layer coatings on large to small components with high precision (common coatings include gold, silver, copper, nickel, tin and zinc).  XRF testing equipment offers accuracy over a wide elemental range and provides simple-to-use record and report tracking to meet quality control requirements.


Plating Uses 
Along with decorative plating (faucets, jewelry, etc), coated components are used in a wide range of industries where precision is critical; including:
          Electronics / Printed Circuit Boards
          Appliance
          Automotive
          Aerospace
          Fastener
 
 
If you have a need for precise coating measurementscontact Skyray XRF to discuss the details and the best options.
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