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Hot Cell Chamber with IsoMet

“Hot Cell” Metallographic Sample Preparation?!

In the highly competitive cutting blades indus­try, it is vital for the blade to have sufficient hardness to retain an edge, while too hard can cause brittle failure. When hardened materials are ground, residual heat may alter the microstructure and soften the blade edge. Testing the hardness of the cutting blades becomes challenging as indents …

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Cutting Edge Hardness Testing

Cuts Like a Knife … Hardness Testing Matters

In the highly competitive cutting blades indus­try, it is vital for the blade to have sufficient hardness to retain an edge, while too hard can cause brittle failure. When hardened materials are ground, residual heat may alter the microstructure and soften the blade edge. Testing the hardness of the cutting blades becomes challenging as indents …

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Challenges in Fiber Reinforced Polymers

Fiber-reinforced polymer materials (FRP) typically have the advantage of a high strength to weight ratio, great durability and corrosion resistance. As a result their use is rapidly increasing in a wide variety of applications including automotive, aerospace and power generation. They typically comprise of a polymer matrix and filler materials such as glass or carbon …

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