WEBINAR: CHARACTERISATION AND ASSESSMENT OF SURFACES AND COATINGS FOR ADVANCED ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS
Surfaces are critical to the performance of engineering components. Surfaces often experience the most challenging operational environment and are often coated to protect against degradation, 腐蚀, 穿, abrasion and to augment the behaviour of the substrate material. In addition to protection, coatings are also applied to engineering components provide functional attributes such as anti-icing, 石油排斥性, low coefficient of friction, infra-red reflection and enhanced transparency.
The evaluation of surfaces will be discussed in this talk with a view to highlighting the range of different techniques that can be used to characterise performance of coatings against relevant standards or benchmarks, provide guidance in the selection of different coatings and surface treatments and, 最终, enable the assessment of fitness-for-purpose of the coated or treated component for the target application.
Technology Fellow - Functional Coatings and Resins
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