Physical Metallurgical


Our experienced technicians and metallurgists work closely with the analytical and physical testing groups to provide an overall view of material characteristics so that even the most difficult problems can be identified and solved quickly.

Conventional specimen preparation and automated polishing procedures using .03175m up to .0508m diameter compression mounts ensure superior edge retention and flatness of specimens. Other methods include cold mounting and slot polishing.

Light microscopes and metallographs using conventional and inverted stages are used to characterize and photograph materials from 12X to 1200X for the following:

  • General Microstructure
  • Micro-cleanliness
  • Macro/Grain Flow
  • Carbide Distribution
  • Decarburization
  • Alloy Depletion
  • Casting/Mold Reactions
  • Dendritic Arm Spacing
  • Statistical Area/Shape Analysis
  • Weld Evaluations
  • Grain Size
  • Porosity/DAS
  • Alpha Case
  • Diffusion Layers
  • Carburization
  • Plating Thickness
  • Near Surface Conditions
  • Volume Fraction
  • Phase Transformation
  • Plus many other examinations
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