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Surface properties

Glossary

As components and work pieces typically come into contact with their environment via the surface, this is required to display certain qualities to ensure optimal functionality and safety - so-called surface properties.

 

Surface properties cover a wide range of aspects and multiple facets. On the one hand, they refer to the characteristics of the surface prior to treatment - for example, prior to coating. At the same time, the term also refers to the properties that generate such a coating. Finally, the term refers to the coating itself. With the aid of special technologies and procedures, the surface of a work piece can be modified - with the goal of extending, altering or retaining the function.

 

In surface technology a distinction is made between technical or functional characteristics and decorative finishes. Typical technical surface properties include adhesion, cleanness, roughness, weather resistance and corrosion protection as well as mechanical resistance and chemical resistance. Decorative surface properties include colouring and gloss level.

Glossary

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Overspray-Test
Corrosion protection
Curing
Curing in process
Conveyor belt oven (continuous oven)
Tray oven (continuos oven)
Chain conveyor oven
Chamber oven
Drying process
Cooling (after annealing)
Exhaust air treatment
KTL breakdown voltage
Condensed water test according to DIN EN ISO 6270-2
Corrosion
Sacrificial anode
Local element
Rust
Surface protection
Burnishing
Hot-dip galvanising
Flame spraying
Galvanic coating
Conversion layer
Sherardising
Substrate
Colouring
Dry-film coat thickness
Fastening properties
Gloss level
Artificial weathering test
Weathering
Test procedures
Surface properties
Chemical resistance
Mechanical resistance
Flexibility
Natural weathering test
Physical properties
Passiveness, passive state
Protection, galvanic
Protection, temporary
Scale
Chromate Coating
Passivation coating
Self-passivation
Topcoat
Rack coating
Bulk process
Partial production lot
Drum coating
Erichsen ball recess
Coating thickness, total
Coating thickness, local
Coating thickness, reference
Delamination
Coating weight
Dry to the touch
Reference surface
Ductility
Spray coating
Sealing
Electroplated coating
Specific surface
Passive corrosion protection
Inorganic protective coatings
Organic protective coatings
Active corrosion protection
Forms of corrosion
Types of corrosion
Surface corrosion
Shallow pitting corrosion
Pitting corrosion
Contact corrosion
Bimetallic corrosion
Stress corrosion cracking
Hydrogen induced cracking
ISO 9001
Dip-Draw
Electro-dip painting (ETL)
Electrostatic powder spraying (EPS)
Phosphating
ISO 14001
Trueness of gauge
Dip-Spin
Coefficient of friction
Setting behaviour
Fastening and assembly
Kesternich test
Material effectiveness
Environmental management
Quality management
EMAS
Magnetic induction measurement
Engulfing
Scaling protection
Powder coating
Coil coating
X-ray fluorescence analysis
Beta backscatter method
Mandrel bend test
Eddy current method (phase sensitive)
Eddy current method (amplitude sensitive)
Turnover
Corrosion College
Powder sintering process
Zinc flake coatings
X-Ray
Dip coating process
Stone impact test
Process stages of KTL-seperation
Adhesion
Corrosion testing atmospheres conducive corrosion
Coat thickness and coat thickness measurement
Adhesion test according to DIN EN ISO 10683
Cross-cut test for adhesion
Thread tolerance
Pressure water jetting test
Fertiliser resistance
Anodic dip coating (ADC)
Cathodic dip coating (CDC)

Technical terms can not always be avoided. As corrosion experts, we not only want to give you comprehensive advice, we are also interested in making you a corrosion expert yourself.

The variety around the topic of corrosion and corrosion protection is also in our glossary at home: explanations from A as in Adhesion to T as in Thread tolerance. Have fun clicking through!