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Nickel Iron Bronze Specimen Preparation
(Class 1 Procedures)

Metallographic Class 1 sample preparation


Nickel-iron bronze is a relatively harder bronze with microstructural preparation for this material being relatively straight forward.

SECTIONING

MAXCUT Abrasive blade (MAX-C or MAX-I series)

MOUNTING

Compression Mounting with Phenolic, Epoxy or Diallyl Phthalate compression mounting resins

POLISHING

Abrasive/surface

Lubricant

Force/ sample

Speed
(Head/base)

Time

240 grit SiC paper
360 grit SiC paper
600 grit SiC paper
800 grit SiC paper
1200 grit SiC paper

Water

5-10 lbs

200/200 rpm

Until plane
1 minute
1 minute
1 minute
1 minute

6 um DIAMAT diamond on TEXPAN polishing pad DIALUBE Purple Extender

5-10 lbs

200/200 rpm

2 minutes

1 um DIAMAT diamond on GOLDPAD polishing pad

DIALUBE Purple Extender

5-10 lbs

200/200 rpm

2 minutes

0.05 um Nanometer alumina on NAPPAD polishing pad

 

5-10 lbs

100/100 rpm

1 minute


Metallographic micrograph of Nickel Iron Bronze

Nickel-Iron Bronze, 1000X B.F. (etchant H2O2 / NH4OH)

ETCHING

Common Etchants
PACE Technologies Recommended Etchants

PACE Technologies Etchant Database

CAUTION:Safety is very important when etching. Be sure to wear the appropriate protective clothing and observe all WARNINGS on chemical manufacuters SDS (Safety Data Sheets). Also review the COMMENTS and CONDITIONS Section for each etchant.


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