The specimen is mounted in epoxy in the transverse or longitudinal direction. The mounted section is then prepared by various methods of grinding, polishing, and etching. Metals, ceramics, and polymers can be processed in this manner.

All materials have to be processed in slightly different ways to produce an acceptable metallographic specimen. Micron’s personnel have over 30 years experience working with all type of materials and have developed proprietary techniques.

Optical Microscopy and Scanning Electron Microscopy and can be used to document the grain size and structure. Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy can be used to identify the composition of the base material, inclusions and filler materials present in the metallographic specimen.

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