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Nano Mechanical Testers

Nanovea Mechanical Testers provide unmatched multi-function Nano, Micro and Macro modules on a single platform. Each module includes indentation, scratch and wear tester modes providing the widest range of testing available on a single module. The modules use independent force & depth sensors to obtain depth vs load curves during indentation; plastic and elastic deformation during scratch; and friction coefficient and wear rate during linear or rotational wear testing. Additionally, force feedback loops ensure quick and accurate load control during testing. It is the ideal solution for determining the full range of mechanical properties of (soft or hard, thin or thick) coatings, substrates and particles. Applications range from low loads to measure hardness and elastic modulus of biomaterials to high loads required to test the fracture toughness of protective glass. Both the Platform and Compact Base have been designed to be user friendly and versatile to allow a complete range of testing. In addition to a powerful microscope, several other optical imaging solutions are available including a 3D non-contact profiler and an AFM for 3D imaging. Multiple automated functions have been integrated for easy use in quality control applications.

Properties Analyzed During Nanoindentation:

  • Hardness
  • Elastic modulus
  • Creep
  • Stress-Strain
  • Fracture Toughness
  • Yield Strength
  • Compression
  • Fatigue
  • Puncture Resistance
  • Bend and many others possible