Research Focused

By working closely with the Texas A&M University PTC SCRATCH Consortium since 2006, we have been able to drive the latest in research-grade tribology testing into practical industry tools. Our equipment is robust and cross-validated against several standards.


Scratch & Mar

Industry leading progressive-load ISO 19252 and ASTM D7027-05 standard scratch tests. Runs D5178, pencil-hardness (dead load), Volkswagon PV3952, GM 14688-A-10N other standards.



SMS provides on-demand testing services and onsite equipment maintenance services with SLAs as fast as 24 hours. Our analytical tools are unmatched, leveraging cutting-edge research and AI to automate analysis.

News & Announcements

  • Recent paper on Mar Proportion Visibility We have released a new white paper on quantitative machine assessment of mar visibility for flat, matte, and semi-gloss mar damage. (March 22nd, 2019)
  • Presentation on Unified Methods for Quantitative Machine Assessment of Scratch & Mar at the SPE ANTEC 2019 SCRATCH Consortium Meeting. (March 20th, 2019)

Some of Our Customers

  • US Army
  • Tyco
  • Toyota
  • ExxonMobil
  • Lockheed
  • Rio Tinto
  • DuPont
  • Dow
  • Boeing
  • Avery Dennison
  • PolyOne
  • Shell
  • ACH Foods
  • Arkema
  • Ford
  • Honda Research
  • Imerys
  • Tupperware