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Abrasive Cutting Techniques

Abrasive Cutting Techniques: Cutting Mode

Cutting metallic samples with a metallographic abrasive cutter is a very efficient way of creating samples, which typically minimizes damage in the cut surface reducing subsequent preparation times.  There are, however, different usage methods available that can improve cut quality or speed in a variety of circumstances. Chop cutting is the most common method used.  …

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Sectioning of Electronic Components

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 …

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Metallographic Preparation of Medical Implants – Stents, Orthopedics…

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. …

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

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 …

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Make the Most Out of Your Abrasive Saw

Abrasive cutoff saws are important machines in most microstructural analysis laboratories, and keeping them running smoothly can make the difference between an efficient process and wasted time! Tips for best performance from your abrasive cutter: Coolant flow: abrasive sectioning should always wet, with an ample flow of coolant that includes both corrosion protection and lubrication.Select …

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