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Metallographic Consumables

Metallography or metallographic consumables are specifically formulated to minimize damage or to remove both surface and subsurface damage to the metallographic specimens microstructure. For example, metallographic abrasive blades are designed to break down and expose fresh, sharp abrasives in order to provide cleaner samples with less microstructural damage. Additionally, metallographic grinding papers, especially the finer grit papers are designed to produce better surface finishes as opposed to higher material removal. Metallographic polishing pads are designed to both produce a highly polished surface as well as a high degree of flatness across so the metallographic features will be in the same plane for viewing on metallurgical or metallographic microscopes.

Metallographic cutting consumables   Metallographic mounting consumables  


Metallographic polishing consumables   Metallographic grinding consumables  


Metallographic etching and cleaning consumables   Metallographic hardness testing consumables  




Metallographic Abrasive Blades - These high quality Abrasive Cutting Blades are compatible with competitive metallographic cutters. Special order blades can also be obtained for larger diameter cutting blades (16" and 20").
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Metallographic abrasive blades

Metallographic Wafering Blades - PACE Technologies offers diamond wafering blades for cutting extremely brittle microelectronics to extremely hard ceramics. The diamond blades vary in diamond grit size, concentration, and blade size.
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Metallographic abrasive blades

Metallographic Compression Mounting Resins are specifically designed for mounting at elevated temperatures and pressures in compression mounting presses. Typical compression mounting resins include thermoplastics (clear acrylics) and thermosetting resins (phenolics, epoxies and diallyl phthalates).
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Metallographic abrasive blades

Metallographic Castable Mounting Resins or cold mounting resins are room temperature mounting resins which typically require at least two parts (resin and hardener). Castable mounting is the preferred mounting technique for brittle materials such as microelectronics.
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Metallographic abrasive blades

Metallographic Grinding Papers

Silicon carbide (SiC) is a very hard and sharp abrasive for cutting metals and polymers. For very coarse removal, zirconia is a tougher abrasive than SiC.
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SiC (PSA)/ SiC (Plain-backed)/SiC Foils
ALO (PSA) / ALO (Plain-backed)
Zirconia Abrasives
Belt and Rolls

Metallographic abrasive blades

Metallographic Diamond Disks
Diamond grinding is the most useful for removing material from ceramics and ceramic matrix composites. It is also useful for hard non-ferrous metals such as titanium and zirconium.
Metallographic diamond grinding disks on-line consumables ordering

Metallographic abrasive blades

Metallographic Composite Disks
As an alternative to grinding paers and coarse polishing pads these pre-charged composite disks reduce the need for multiple ginding grinding and coarse polishing papers.
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Metallographic abrasive blades

Metallographic Lapping films
Lapping films are fixed abrasives on a mylar film. Lapping films are very useful for precision surface finishing and polishing for electronic materials, with applications where flatness is very critical.
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SiC films

Metallographic lapping films

Metallographic Polishing Pads
- In order to obtain an accurate representation of the true microstructure, the damage produced during sectioning and mounting must be eliminated. This is accomplished by matching the appropriate abrasive with the correct polishing pad.
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PSA backed

Magnetic rubber backed
Magnetic stainless backed

Metallographic lapping film

Metallographic Diamond Abrasives- PC diamond is a synthetic diamond which produces enhanced surface finishes and higher removal rates than monocrystalline diamond. The use of lapping lubricants can help remove grinding swarf, reduce corrosion and extend the life of the diamond.
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Polycrystalline suspensions
Monocrystalline suspensions

Metallographic abrasive blades

Metallographic Nanometer alumina is a colliodal alumina produced by a proprietary process which significantly improves the particle size distribution and increases the hardness of the alumina particles. Thus nanometer alumina is the ideal polishing abrasive for a wide range of metals and composites.
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Metallographic abrasive blades

Metallographic Collodial silica and CMP slurries are relatively soft abrasives with a high chemical activity. They are ideal chemical mechanical polishing abrasive (CMP). The combination of chemical polishing with mechanical polishing increases polishing rates and improves surface finishes. It is the ideal abrasive for polishing ceramics. Combinations of colloidal silica with the polycrystalline alumina (CMP slurry) or diamond slurries have also been very successful for the intermediate polishing steps for ceramics and ceramic composites.
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Metallographic abrasive blades

Metallographic Cleaning - Prior to microstructural examination residual abrasives and lubricants must be removed. Proper cleaning and drying techniques improve the final micrographs and thus improve qualitative and quantitative examination of the specimen surface.
Metallographic cleaning on-line ordering

Metallographic cleaners

Metallographic Etching - To aid in the analysis of a materials microsctructure, etching is often used to bring out or highlight specific features.
Metallographic etchants on-line ordering

Metallographic abrasive blades

Metallographic Hardness Testing
Hardness testing on-line ordering
Test blocks

Metallographic abrasive blades

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Metallographic testing and Material Science failure analysis and quality control testing are used in industries that require produce reliability such as:

Metallurgical Testing Industries using Metallographic Analysis

Industries Metallographic Applications
Advanced Materials
Ceramic Matrix Composites
Metal Matrix Composites
Polymer Matrix Composites
Biomedical Devices
Medical Implants
Materials Science Education
Metallurgical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Aerospace Engineering
Solder Joint analysis
Integrated IC chip failure analysis
Printed Circuit board quality control
Printed Circuit board failure analysis
Dielectric layer coating analysis
Heat Treating
Metal Fabrication
Thermal Spray
Powder Metallurgy
Deep Drawing
Fastener Testing
Mining Metallurgical Testing Labs
Grain Size Analysis
Phase Analysis
ASTM E1245
ASTM E1245
Graphite Nodularity
Coating Thickness
ASTM E1077
Welding Analysis
HAZ Sensitization
Twin Boundaries
Carburizing thickness
Nitriding thickness
Intergranular fracture
Weld sensitization
Flow line stress
Microhardness testing
Rockwell hardness testing
Superficial hardness testing

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