Surface analysis and characterization

Your needs : to characterize a defect on the surface of one of your materials and to optimize your production process (surface treatment)

 

The surface of any material is vulnerable and can be subject to numerous interactions with the environment. The specific characteristics of the surface dictate the overall behavior of the material and if a defect is present on the surface, it can cause the product to fail.

Knowing the properties and the state of a material’s surface can allow for the production process or for the implementation of a surface treatment or cleaning procedure to be better adapted to the material in question. Support from a specialized laboratory will provide you with the necessary analytical tools to successfully carry out your activities. 

 

Our solution : to provide you with our surface analysis techniques and our knowledge of different materials to assist you in your industrial projects  

For more than 20 years FILAB has had the necessary experience and scientific equipment to be able to assist different companies with surface characterization services and analyses on all kinds of materials (metals, polymers, ceramics) by providing tailored support. FILAB also analyses your industrial challenges and helps with interpreting any results.

  • Analysis of a surface’s chemical composition
  • Surface treatment analysis and characterization
  • Morphological analysis of a surface (porosity, rugosity…)
  • Surface pollutant identification (particulate analysis, deposit analysis…)
  • Surface layer thickness measurement
  • Surface expertise and characterization
  • Coating characterization
  • Surface treatment bath analysis
  • Failure and surface defect analysis (fissures, ruptures, migrations, corrosion…)
  • Study of ageing materials
  • Fractography
  • Cleaning procedure validation
  • Development of new surface treatments

Our tools : Sweeping Electron Microscope (SEM-FEG EDX), Optical Microscope

 

With three levels of services – analysis, expertise and R&D support – FILAB assists companies from all sectors and of all sizes in overcoming their industrial challenges by sharing its technical know-how and the wealth of experience of its team with clients.

 

The positive aspects of FILAB

A highly qualified team

Reactiveness and quick processing time for requests

COFRAC ISO 17025 accredited laboratory

Complete analytical fleet spread over 2100m²

Tailored support for customers

 

 

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