Coatings for wear resistance, lubrication and electrical conductivity are subjected to microstructural examination in the aerospace and offshore industries to determine the quality and integrity.

The microstructural examination involves coating thickness, evaluation of voids or porosity, unmelted particles, interface appearance, laminations, oxide or oxide clusters, cracks, etc.
LMATS performs microstructural examination of coatings frequently for its clients in the aviation and offshore sector.