Taber Wear Testing

Why choose Taber Wear Testing?

  • Ensure the surface treatment is compliant with specifications
  • Test the abrasion resistance of your surface coating
  • Test duration is short compared to the life of the part
  • Cost effective form of abrasion testing

Specifications that we offer:

  • MIL-A-8625F
  • ASTM D4060-14

Why choose Metal Finishings Ltd?

  • Nationwide service
  • No-obligation quotations
  • Free test report as standard
  • Nadcap AC7108 accredited
  • Cost effective

What is Taber Wear Testing?

The Taber Abraser is a machine that tests the abrasion resistance of coated samples on a rotating turn-table,which is subjected to the wearing action of two abrasive wheels applied at a specific pressure.

The wheels are driven by the rotating sample - 'Rub-wear' action is produced by the sliding-rotation of the twoabrading wheels against it. One wheel rubs the sample outward toward the edge and the other, inward toward thecentre - a vacuum removes loose debris during the test. The resulting abrasion marks form over an areaapproximately 30 square centimetres. The wheels travel a complete revolution on the sample surface, whichreveals abrasion resistance at all angles in respects to the grain of the material.

We use Taber wear testing to ensure the treatments and coatings we provide comply with the relevantspecifications, for example MIL-A-8625F and ASTM D4060-14, these are our to main specifications but we can workto others.

What we offer

We can test your samples on our Taber Abraser and report the following information for each test:

The wear index of your sample indicates how quickly and easily your coating will wear.

Specifications Offered

It may be possible work to other specifications, but the above are our most popular. Please contact us with your requirements and we will be happy to give you a quote