Metal fatigue

Deformation mechanism occurring primarily in ductile metals

Macrostructure

The gross structure of an object as made visible to the naked eye

Limpness

Losing stiffness or firmness, as of substance, fiber, structure, or bodily frame

Height sectional cut

Analysis of a 3D Topography Cutting the surface according to different heights into various planes

Hardness

Determination of the surface’s or coating’s resistance against an applied deforming force For this, a sharp or blunt stylus is usually facilitated, depending on the inspected material

Haptics

Form of interaction involving touch and the process of recognizing objects through touch

Hand abrasion

A special abrasion between the product surface and human hand which has chemical environment and mechanical rubbing motion is simulated by ABREX® (ABREX®-Abrasion)

Friction

The force that makes it difficult for things to move freely when they are touching each other

Frame

A structure supporting or containing something