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Aluminum Specimen Metallographic Preparation
Specimen Preparation (Class 1 Procedures)
Metallographic Class 1 sample preparation  

Aluminum and its alloys are relatively soft materials which have a wide range of alloy applications.

The difficulty in preparing these materials arises from the fact that these materials have oxide inclusions in the microstructure. Proper specimen preparation retains these oxides and thus eliminates scratching and smearing from these particles. If the specimen is not prepared properly, the microstructure will not be accurately represented.

2024 Aluminum
2024 aluminum micrograph

6061 Aluminum
6061 aluminum micrograph

7075 Aluminum
7075 aluminum micrograph

Aluminum-silicate alloy
Aluminum-silicate metallographic microstructure

Zinc-Aluminum alloy
Zinc-Aluminum alloy metallographic microstructure

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