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Coating Thickness Gauges

The use of coatings are now common place. They are employed to improve the performance of engineering components, or to modify the surface of an item to enhance its performance in a particular application. Typical examples include hard coatings on cutting tools or bioactice coatings in biomedical implants. While the use of such coating materials improves the performance of the substrate material, their is usually also an optimal coating thickness, which may be dictated by the material, the deposition technique or economic factors. Whether you are a manufacturer involved with coating production or an end-user using coated components, being able to gauge the coating thickness can be of critical importance.