Laboratory analysis and expertise of material wear

Your needs : to analyze and characterize wear on a material

What is wear ?

Being in constant interaction with its environment, a material’s surface is a vulnerable and unstable area. These attacks (erosion, abrasion, friction…) can lead to the material degrading which will have a negative impact on its performance, reliability and solidity.

Metals are usually the materials most affected by wear.

Why analyze wear problems ?

Understanding and anticipating these phenomena is a major concern in industry. Defect analysis and characterization following wear problems will make it possible to identify the cause of the problems  whether it be internal or external so that your activities can be more sustainable and more reliable.

Our solution : to provide you with analytical services adapted meet your requirements

Our analysis and expertise services relating to wear

For over 30 years FILAB has had the necessary experience and cutting-edge analytical fleet to be able to assist different companies with analysis and expertise services for studying wear and by providing tailored support.

From routine analysis to R&D assistance, FILAB laboratory can provide its multisectoral expertise to fulfil your various requests relating to material wear :

  • Wear rate analysis
  • Root cause determination of wear on a material
  • Evaluation of the efficiency of a surface treatment
  • Compliance testing on a surface
  • Wear risk assessment in a given environment

For these types of services, FILAB laboratory uses cutting-edge analytical techniques such as Scanning Electron Microscopy coupled to an EDX microprobe (SEM-FEG-EDX)


As an independent laboratory with a team made up of highly qualified personnel, FILAB guarantees the reliability of its results, a quick turnaround for requests and tailored support for clients.

The positive aspects of FILAB

  • A highly qualified team

  • Responsiveness in responding to and processing requests

  • A complete analytical park of 2100m²

  • Tailor-made support

Thomas GAUTIER Head of Materials Department
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