Coating Evaluation

Fatigue testing for coatings and plating in a full array of temperatures including cryogenic and high-temperature and cyclic variablesPlatings, coatings and other surface treatements provide heat, wear and/or corrosion resistance to increase part life, prevent failure and improve reliability.  The proper composition and application of these coatings according to specification is critical to ensure they meet the requirements of their intended purpose.

IMR Test Labs offers a complete line of services geared toward certifying platings, thermal spray, medical and other coatings.  We've earned numerous accreditations including ISO 17025 (A2LA/SAC), Nadcap, GE S-400, Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce and approvals from many other major OEMs who turn to IMR as a trusted coatings evaluation provider.

Our coating and plating experts integrate numerous tools and technologies to provide clear, concise analyses and solutions to clients in a wide range of industries. We work with clients in the aerospace, medical device, energyautomotive and oil & gas industries.

We offer full coatings and plating qualification packages so you can get all of the data you need in one clear, concise report. 

Learn more about our plating & coating evaluation services below, or request a quote today.

GE Accredited Central Coatings Lab

IMR Test Labs – Singapore is now approved by GE Aviation as a Central Coatings Laboratory (CCL). Suppliers may send their round robin samples to IMR SingaporeIMR Singapore now GE accredited CCL Central Coatings Lab (see the list of coatings below for specifics).

IMR Singapore carries S-459 Code AJ Approval on certificate 69562, and is approved to provide round robin evaluation service for F50TF13 CL-A/B50TF72 CL-A, F50TF15 CLA, F50TF18 CLA & CLB, F50TF22 CLA & CLB, F50TF25 CLA, F50TF45 CLB, F50TF69 CLA, F50TF50 CLB, F50TF69 CLB & CLC, F50TF71 CLA & CLC, F50TF75 CLB, F50TF102 CLA.

More coatings will be added to this list in the future as they get approved by GE Aviation.

Contact us today for a quote or more information.

Coatings Evaluation Services

COMPOSITION

Coating Mass/Unit Area
Coating Weight
ICP Chemical Analysis
Heavy Metals Analysis
Microtrac Particle Size
RoHS Testing
Sieve Analysis

Corrosion Testing

Accelerated Weathering
Chemical Exposure Testing
Chip Resistance (Gravelometer)
Corrosion Creepback
Cyclic Corrosion
Degree of Cracking
Gasoline Resistance
Chip Resistance (Gravelometer)
Passivation Testing of Stainless Steel
Salt Spray
Solvent Resistance
Temperature & Humidity
Wet Tape Adhesion

Metallurgical Evaluation

Plating Integrity
Plating Thickness
Grain Size
Metallography
Microhardness
Oxide Content
Porosity
Powder Morphology (SEM)
Surface Evaluation (Dubpernell Active Site Test)
Thickness by SEM
Thickness by Cross Section

X-Ray Diffraction Testing

Ca:P Ratio of Hydroxylapatite
Phase Identification
Percent Crystallinity
Powder Morphology

Mechanical Testing

Adhesion (File & Grind-Saw)
Adhesion/Cohesion
Bond Strength 
Coating Shear Fatigue
Coating Thickness by XRF
Coating Weight
Coefficient of Friction
Creep Testing
Cure Testing
Dime Scrape
Evaluation of Degree of Blistering
Gloss
Hardness Testing
Hydrogen Embrittlement
Impact Testing
Knife Crosshatch Adhesion
Peel Testing
Pencil Hardness
Rotating Beam Fatigue (Reverse Bending)
Stress Rupture Testing
Taber Abrasion
Tensile Testing of Calcium Phosphate & Metal Coatings
Thumbnail Hardness
Wear Testing

Coatings We've Tested

Aluminum Cladding 
Anodized Layers 
Beta-Tricalcium Phosphate 
Carbide Layers 
Ceramic Coatings
Chrome Plating
Cobalt Alloy Coatings
Cold Spray Coatings

Contaminants on Platings
Diffusion Coatings
Glazes
Hydroxyapatite
Nickel Alloy Coatings
Paint
Thermal Barrier Coatings
Thermal Spray Coatings
Titanium Foam

Coating Evaluation Methods Offered

ASTM A90/A90M
ASTM B487
ASTM B578
ASTM B748
ASTM B767
ASTM C501
ASTM D1654
ASTM D1654
ASTM D1894
ASTM D3359
ASTM D3363
ASTM D4039
ASTM D4060
ASTM D523
ASTM D609

ASTM D610
ASTM D661
ASTM D714
ASTM D714
ASTM D968
ASTM F519
DBL 7381
DBL 7391
DBL 7399
DBL 8451
DBL 8461
GE Coatings Specs
GM 9071P
GM 9502P
GM 9506P

GM 9507P
GMW 14333
GS 90010
GS 90011
ISO 4628-2
ISO 4628-3
MIL-A-8625
MIL-STD-1312-12
NASM 1312-12
Pratt & Whitney Coatings Specs
Rolls Royce Coatings Specs
...and more. Request a quote today to see if we offer the method you need.