We want to make testing our coatings easy. That's why we offer lots of data and technical support for our customers. We also offer free coating samples to make your evaluation easier. We'll also coat your test parts, often at little or no cost to you.
Want to evaluate our coatings in your application? Just complete the form below and one of our technical sales representatives will contact you confirming the shipment of your samples.
Complete the form below to request 300-series stainless steel coupons coated per your requirements.Want to send in your parts for your coating evaluation? Contact our Technical Service Team to discuss your application and part coating requirements.
Coating Surface morphology
SilcoTek’s CVD coatings are very thin (<2µm) and in general will not mask the microstructures of the substrate underneath. The features of the metal itself will show up in SEM examinations, so a coated rough surface may have a “cracked” appearance compared to a coated smooth surface. To best understand the surface morphology of the coating itself under magnification, you should analyze a coated smooth surface.
In addition to corrosion coupons, SilcoTek offers 316L stainless steel sample coupons with both a rough and smooth side, so just let us know if you prefer this type of coupon in the notes of your sample request.