In order to be in full compliance for our coatings, we are required by various specifications to perform a number of destructive and non-destructive tests to validate that our processes are in control. Support testing may involve wet analysis and chemical titration to make sure our chemistries are within the manufacturers’ parameters. Some of tests may occur post processing to comply with the coating requirements depending on the Prime. Testing is required to maintain our Nadcap certifications and these tests meet a variety of federal and aerospace specifications. We have listed a few of the processes we do to support our production and quality systems
ASTM B117 (Salt Spray Testing)
Salt spray testing is a commonly accepted accelerated test to measure the corrosion resistance of various coating systems. Testing is performed on panels that are processed with the job, or on actual parts when required. All our salt spray testing is performed in house, versus using an outside laboratory, saving your company time and money.
ASTM D 3359 (Paint Adhesion Testing: Tape)
Federal Test Method Standard 141
When called out on the purchase order we are able to perform paint adhesion and chemical resistance testing in accordance with ASTM D 3359 and Federal Test Method Standard 141. Examples of this testing include dry tape test, paint adhesion, water resistance, and cross hatch scribe. Testing is typically performed on test panels provided by the customer to avoid damage to the actual parts themselves.
ASTM A 967 (Copper Sulfate Testing)
Copper sulfate testing in accordance with ASTM A 967 is an inexpensive nondestructive method for the detection of free iron on the surface of a part. This type of testing is typically required on 300 series stainless steel alloys, after passivation.