Metallography Matters Answers, Solutions and Information for Metallographic Sample Preparation and Hardness Testing
Buehler is a manufacturer of scientific instruments and supplies for cross-sectional analysis. Buehler sectioning, mounting, grinding and polishing, imaging and analysis and hardness testing equipment along with consumables are used by metallurgical, metallography, petrography, research & development, university laboratories, quality control departments and failure analysis facilities for the analysis of all types of materials, including ceramics, composites, semiconductors, metals, rocks and minerals, and plastics. Buehler is well established as the world\’s leading supplier of materials preparation and analysis instruments, equipment, consumable supplies and application solutions.
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Using epoxy to mount a sample before processing is an effective way to provide additional support to samples during subsequent grinding and polishing and is especially important with delicate and porous samples.
Colloidal silica is an exceptional final polishing solution for a wide variety of different materials. It uses a mixture of chemical and mechanical polishing to improve removal rate whilst also reducing surface deformation, making it the polishing compound of choice for high quality preparation. When used correctly it is an invaluable tool in a metallographer’s […]
How would you know if your Rockwell Hardness Tester will provide an accurate reading or is reliable? A typical way is to verify with a certified calibration test block. It is easy if you understand the basic principle of a Rockwell test and follow some simple guideline. A Rockwell test is the measurement of the […]
Take the Buehler Chop Challenge with the New Abrasive Saws A recently published article in Heat Treat Today, “Airplanes Don’t Fly Without Heat Treating”, explains the importance of heat treating to the aerospace industry. Buehler is proud to work with many heat treat companies that supply safety critical parts to the aerospace industry as well […]