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To promote and support scientifically sound scratch and mar tribology methods and testing solutions.


Founded in 2006 as to commercialize and promote the fundamental research of the Texas A&M PTC SCRATCH Consortium, SMS has has developed and produced four generations of Scratch machines. We have subsequently developed imaging hardware, environment control for scratch and mar, and thin-film solutions for scratch and mar.

In 2012, we developed artificial intelligence algorithms used to mimic human observation of aesthetic qualia for onset of scratch visibility. We have subsequently worked with the PTC to develop mar evaluation techniques and commercialize mar imaging solutions for systems which were difficult to assess by human observation.

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