What are coating thickness gauges?
Coating thickness gauges are hand-held, portable devices used for measuring the thickness of materials in product manufacturing. Many professional industrial, automotive and engineering manufacturers employ hard coatings on their products in order to modify the surface of tools to improve quality, comfort and protection; thickness gauges are used to measure the coating on such tools to ensure they are fit for purpose.
Typical coating thickness gauge applications
A digital thickness gauge can be used to precisely measure product coating to ensure optimal thickness. Optimum coating thickness is determined by the material and tools used. Here is our short list of some of the most popular industries and applications that require a coating thickness gauge:
- Medical manufacturing - Coating thickness gauges are used to determine the thickness of bioactive coatings used in bio-medical implants and instruments.
- Industrial tools manufacturing - One of the more common uses of digital coating gauges. Thickness measurement devices are required to measure industrial-grade cutting tools that have hard coatings to ensure they offer the correct level of protection and maximise comfort.
- Automotive engineering- Many tools and components in the automotive industry and engineering require a consistent thickness measurement to ensure that safety features in vehicles operate according to guidelines or fit a designated model. Paint thickness gauges are used by car auto repair and body shops to verify paint thickness and accidental damage to car paint work.