“Hot Cell” Metallographic Sample Preparation?!

Hot Cell Chamber with IsoMet

“Hot cells” are shielded nuclear radiation containment chambers or vessels used to handle materials or substances with radioactivity. These chambers have limited space to fit metallographic machines together with mechanical manipulators to handle samples during metallographic preparations. Furthermore, waste generation has to be kept to extremely low levels putting a demand on the type of …

Cuts Like a Knife … Hardness Testing Matters

Cutting Edge Hardness Testing

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 …

Challenges in Fiber Reinforced Polymers

October 2017 Calendar Image Carbon Fiber in DIC

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 …

Precision Made Perfect – Getting the most out of your Precision Diamond Saw

IsoMet High Speed Inside

When sectioning small, delicate or extremely hard materials, precision diamond saws are ideal. These saws primarily use thin, metal bonded diamond wafering blades which allow for more precise cuts, less material loss and less induced deformation. For best performance from your precision Saw: Select the right blade: Based on the material type, the goal is …

Diamond for Any Occasion

Diamonds for any Occasion!

Since the 1930s, Diamond abrasives have been an indispensable tool in metallographic sample preparation. Diamond is the hardest known material and can therefore polish the widest range of samples. Buehler provides a wide range of diamond products to suit customer needs. But which product is right for you? Diamond Shape We provide products with polycrystalline …