For Anton Paar TriTec’s 10th anniversary, we are hosting the Mechanical Surface Characterization Seminar from September 19 to September 20, 2023, in Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
An excellent venue to discuss new trends and applications, this seminar will bring together leading experts from the field of mechanical surface characterization who focus on nanoindentation, tribology, and scratch testing. Anton Paar TriTec experts will also be on hand, which will give you the opportunity to learn more about our instruments and the latest developments of our products.
The seminar will also be a place to hear talks on a range of issues, including:
- Hardness and other mechanical properties assessment
- Measurement of deformations and stresses
- Time-dependent properties, regardless of material type
- Tribological and wear investigation
- Adhesion and/or scratch resistance measurements
If you would like to give a talk, download the abstract template here and submit it through the registration form.
- Regular talk: 20 minutes + 5 minutes for questions
- Invited speaker: 40 minutes + 5 minutes for questions
Mechanical Surface Characterization (MSC) Seminar and Workshop
September 18 to September 20, 2023
|September 18||September 19||September 20|
|Morning||Registration and opening remarks
MSC Seminar, morning session
|MSC Seminar, morning session|
|Lunch break||Lunch break|
|Afternoon||Advanced workshops||MSC Seminar, afternoon session||MSC Seminar, afternoon session|
|Evening||Light meal for workshop participants||Social event and dinner||Closing
Optional visit to TriTec
Advanced Workshops: Instrumented Indentation, Scratch and Tribology
September 18, 2023
On September 18, there will be two half-day, advanced workshops that take place a day before the MSC Seminar kicks off. Located at Anton Paar TriTec in Corcelles, these will be held in the afternoon and followed by a light meal for the participants.
Advanced Workshop on Instrumented Indentation
Learn how to deal with more challenging samples (e.g., small or soft samples), how this measurement method works, and how to optimize it (large matrix and dynamic indentation measurements).
Advanced Workshop on Scratch and Tribology
Learn how testing parameters such as sliding speed and contact pressure influence friction coefficient and wear results. Find out how to evaluate scratch resistance and optimize test parameters for thin coating adhesion testing.
Professor at the Czech Technical University (Czech Republic)
Topic: Statistical treatment of grid indentation on multiphase materials considering the influence of the interface between phases
CNRS Research Professor, Grenoble INP (France)
Topic: Characterization by scratch and instrumented indentation of metallic glasses – behavior differences vs glasses’ shades
Research associate at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS (Germany)
Topic: Evaluation of damage tolerance and adhesion of super-hard coatings by means of scratch and indentation tests
Professor at University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy)
Topic: Tribological performance and mechanical properties of new wear resistant thermally sprayed coatings
The MSC Seminar will bring together experts from the field of mechanical surface characterization who focus on nanoindentation, tribology, and scratch testing with Anton Paar TriTec instruments, and and other people interested in those technologies and applications.
- Seminar: CHF 180
- Workshop: CHF 200
- Workshop and Seminar: CHF 300
For presenters, CHF 80 will be deducted.
Deadlines and important dates
Abstract submission: May 20, 2023
Abstract acceptance notification: June 20, 2023
End of registration: August 31, 2023