scratch tester - Tribotechnic

New technological advances have allowed TRIBOtechnic to provide our customers with highest quality and performance.


  • The only scratch tester on the market which responds to the standard ISO 205 02 (formerly 1071-3)

  • Software with function "Smart Scratch Display" : pictures of the scratch displayed on the test graph with the applied load, acoustic emission and friction force curves

  • Test report forms including: scratch pictures correlated to the applied load, acoustic emission and friction force curves, and a complete test synthesis

  • "Do it yourself" calibration kit which conforms to the standard ISO 205 02 (formerly 1071-3)

  • Anti-collision system between a sample, a tip and the objective

  • Traceability and wear check of tips

Scratch-tester Millennium

In accord with Standard EN 205 02 (formerly 1071-3), ASTM C1624, ASTM G171

Scratch test instrument for adherence characterization and scratch resistance for thin coatings and bulk materials.

The scratch-test method consists of scratching on the surface with a diamond tip on which is applied a constant or progressive load.

As the scratching is done the sample moves under the video system, to examine the different kinds of damage done by the tip and correlate it with load applied.

This standard method allows for comparison of different coatings according to substrates, thickness of coatings and preparations of surface before coating and scratch resistance of bulk materials.


scratch tester - Tribotechnic

We've developed three instruments in order to test different kind of coatings
Thickness from 500 nanometres to 100 microns:

Millennium 50
Maximum load : 50 N
Minimal load : 0,025 N
         Millennium 100
Maximum load : 100 N
Minimal load : 0,05 N
           Millennium 200
Maximum load : 200 N
Minimal load : 0,1 N

Example of scratch test on TiN PVD coating

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Plastic deformation
and longitudinal cracks
at the borders of the
scratch track.
      Spallation along the
scratch track border,
both cohesive and

ductile perforation
of the coating