Sample mounting – when method selection really matters!

EpoKwick FC

Mounting presses are an excellent way to mount many specimens, and can be the most efficient and economical choice for many samples. However, the heat and pressure can cause significant damage to many samples – especially soft, porous or friable materials and coatings. In these cases, castable mounting systems must be used. Castable epoxy systems …

Sectioning of Electronic Components

IsoMet High Speed

Introduction Sectioning of electronic components for quality control or failure analysis can be challenging as care must be taken to ensure the true structure is revealed, free from preparation-induced artifacts. Historically, sectioning processes that were highly damaging to the sample were used, which could induce artifacts that could easily be misinterpreted as manufacturing defects or …

Metallographic Preparation of Medical Implants – Stents, Orthopaedics…

Hip implant image

Medical implants are increasingly used today, stemming from newer alloy developments and manufacturing techniques, such as additive manufacturing, necessitating a closer outlook at their microstructure usually with good mechanical strength, wear and corrosion resistant properties. Metallographic preparation of these components allows thorough inspection of microstructures, coatings (mainly hydroxyapatite) and potential imperfections from new manufacturing techniques. …

EcoMet 30, des polisseuses conviviales qui permettent un gain de temps précieux lors de la préparation des échantillons

EcoMet 30 Twin Semi Automatic Front

Esslingen, novembre 2017 – Buehler, leader mondial de la fabrication de consommables haut de gamme et d’appareils spécialisés pour les essais de matériaux, complète son offre de polisseuses avec la nouvelle gamme EcoMet 30. Composée de différents modèles, manuels et semi-automatiques, équipés au choix d’un plateau unique ou deux plateaux, cette nouvelle ligne d’appareils de …