After mechanical preparation, the sample should be scratch-free, free from deformation, and ready for the microscope or hardness tester! Please join us as we discuss the basics of grinding and polishing sample materials.
Brazing furnace atmospheres perform a critical role in the final quality and metallurgical properties of the brazed component. Typically, exothermic, dissociated ammonia, or nitrogen/hydrogen atmospheres are used for brazing mild steel, alloy steel, and stainless-steel parts.
Sustainability is becoming increasingly important to industrial manufacturers that rely on thermal processes to produce their goods. This is primarily driven by compliance to local governmental regulations, which are ever tightening and are becoming more and more common around the world.
On Demand The first step for metallographic preparation is sectioning the sample to a manageable size. In high-volume production environments, the ideal sectioning process is one that maintains cut quality while maximizing throughput.
On Demand Cold mounting samples is often necessary to protect fragile or coated materials during preparation and to obtain perfect edge-retention. Struers offers two different types of cold mounting resins, epoxy and acrylic, the choice of which is determined by many factors including: type of material, specimen characteristics, quantity of specimens, and quality requirements.
On Demand As industry evolves into the digital age through Industry 4.0, heat treating is experiencing an evolution of its own. More complex part geometries, increased hardness requirements, more restrictive quality control, and the ever-present concern for cost is pushing quenching technology into previously uncharted territory.
On DemandEvaluation of grain size is a common industry method of determining properties of materials. While this process can be time consuming, use of specialized imaging software and hardware can significantly reduce the time required for evaluation.
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