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 …

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. …

Sélection des résines d’enrobage à chaud

3 Color Sample

Le choix de la bonne résine d’enrobage peut jouer un rôle décisif dans l’obtention d’une préparation de qualité supérieure. Les résines assurant la préservation des bords comme EpoMet présentent d’excellentes propriétés de dureté et de retrait et constituent la solution idéale pour les matériaux durs demandant une inspection des bords, mais aussi lorsqu’une résistance aux …