Grinding & Polishing

MasterMet Colloidal

Consumable Tip: Count on MasterMet Colloidal Silica Avoid Common Problems with Use

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 …

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6 Ways to Improve Medical Grinding-Polishing

Automation is enabling both improved sample quality and throughput for quality critical manufacturing. The automation trend is aiding multiple industries. Often in highly regulated industries, such as in medical, automation need to meet or exceed the quality of production or testing while also increasing output to be commercially viable. Medical grinding and polishing can take …

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Removing glue residue on Apex B and MagnoMet carrier plates

In Magnetic Systems, carrier plates are used to provide a flat and well supported surface for silicon carbide (SiC) paper.  If these papers are used heavily or for long periods, the pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) glue used can remain on the carrier plate after removal of the paper.  This can cause problems with flatness and …

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Don’t smear it! Avoiding surface deformation in polishing

Don’t smear it! Avoiding surface deformation in polishing Different materials have different characteristics, and understanding these can help in ensuring effective specimen preparation is achieved. Aluminum, copper, titanium, nickel and their alloys represent some of the most common engineering materials after steel. These metals can be quite ductile. Materials that deform easily can suffer from …

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