Quality tested on site in our own laboratory

With the available equipment, we can determine all basic coating properties and characterize spray powders. This is what our employees are specialized in.
We can offer our customers the following examinations:


Coating thickness & Porosity



Tensile and Shear test



Taber tests


Roughness measurement

Optical Scanner (GOM)

Coating thickness distribution

Powder Analysis



X-ray Diffraction
Portable Pull-Off Adhesion Test (PAT)
Tensile test directly on implant


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Laboratory for Coating and Powder Analysis

Insights into the test methods



Coating thickness & porosity
Metallographic cross section with optical micrograph analysis to determine the:
  • Coating thickness according to ASTM F1854
  • Porosity according to ASTM E2109 
  • Mean Void Intercept Length - MVIL accorting to ASTM 1854
  • Tissue Interface Gradients - TIH according to ASTM 1854
These measurements require the use of high-precision control measurement technology and the necessary experience in handling the preparation of the measurement sample.
With the appropriate magnification, the clear and precise images provide all the necessary information for complete analysis of the coating.


Tensile and Shear test

Coating of test samples, preparation, performance and determination of:

  • Tensile test according to
    ASTM 1147 and ISO 13779-4
  • Shear test according to
    ASTM F 1044
  • Shear fatigue testing according to ASTM F 1160

Tensile force up to 50 kN

The tensile adhesion test is used to determine the adhesive tensile and shear strength of thermally sprayed coatings and substrate material (especially in medical technology) under tensile or shear load.
Using effective and flexible software, we perform tests according to existing standards and customer requirements and provide the associated test reports.
(We develop specific bonding fixtures to perform tests suitable to your test sample and specified test requirements).



Taber tests

Coating of test plates, performance and determination of

  • Abrasion resistance (Taber Abraser) of metallic spray coatings according to Porosity according to ASTM F 1978

This test method qualifies the abrasion resistance of metallic coatings, produced by thermal spray processes on flat surfaces.

The specimens to be tested, placed on the turntable of the abrasion device, are subjected to the abrasion effect by two grinding wheels with fixed pressure.

Abrasion resistance is checked for all possible angles with respect to the specimen and measured with an accuracy of up to 0.0001g


Roughness measurement
Performance and determination of:
  • Roughness measurement according to ISO 4287/4288 und ISO 3274
Measurement method for the individual measurement task.
Measurements of surfaces of grid blasted and coated test specimens or implants with fine diamond tip which can record the smallest roughness’s

Optical Scanner (GOM)

Coating thickness distribution
Contactless analysis of:
Layer thickness and distribution on components/implants.

A non-destructive method with high resolution for all layers.
3D analysis is particularly suitable for the three-dimensional measurement of objects and enables the conversion of a physical object into a digital file for analytical evaluation.



X-ray diffraction

Performance and analysis of:

• Crystallinity of calcium phosphate spray powders and coatings according to ISO 13779

Powder Laboratory

For new coating concepts and applications, the properties of powders are specifically adjusted within physical limits in our powder laboratory.

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Technisches Labor

Technical Laboratory

Our technical laboratory has a very well-equipped instrumentation park operated by specialized staff to determine the most important coating properties and to characterize spray powders.