Paint Layer Challenge

Manual grinding and polishing is difficult to control and therefore includes a high risk of grinding away the subject of the examination. Targets can be invisible on the surface of the sample.


A reproducible method for evaluation of paint defects was developed consisting of:

  • Precision cutting with Accutom-100 to isolate the point of interest in the distance of µm;
  • Mounting and aligning the sample in a special holder, Target Grip; and 
  • Controlled Material Removal (CMR) with TargetMaster in a five-step method reaching the paint defect in 12.5 minutes.

Tell us who you are, and you may download a materialographic solution report of one of our many solution methods. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have a specific problem that you would like us to help you with. 

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