ASTM D4060 Taber Abraser Metal Panel

ASTM D4060 Taber Abraser Metal Panel

Metal test specimens used in ASTM D4060 (Abrasion Resistance of Organic Coatings by the Taber Abraser). The test specimens are 4-inch x 4-inch square panels (100 mm x 100 mm) with a ¼-inch (6.5 mm) center hole. The panels are drop-in compatible with the Taber Abraser. Both surfaces are substantially plane and parallel. These test panels can be made from a range of different metals, including multiple grades of aluminum, carbon steel, stainless steel and many others. Typical thickness is 0.040-inch (1 mm), but any thickness is available upon request. The test can also be run using 4-inch diameter (100 mm) metal discs with a ¼-inch (6.5 mm) center hole.

 

This test is commonly used to evaluate the performance of organic and inorganic coatings. Three panels are typically used in testing. The test panel provides a standard substrate so that tests are more directly comparable across time. Test panels can be provided “as-rolled”, sanded, or polished to your requirements.

 

Note: The Taber Abraser is manufactured by Taber Industries. Metaspec is not affiliated with Taber Industries.