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 […]
Congratulations to Rudolf Mayer and Steve McMahon ITW, the parent company of Buehler recently recognized two outstanding engineers Rudolf Mayer, Buehler and Steve McMahon, Instron for their contributions to the design of the VH3100 /3300 micro-hardness products. A Vickers hardness tester presses a pyramidal diamond indenter into the surface of the test specimen. The […]