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 …