Metallographic Preparation

DOCUMENT: Application | Ref: 203-821-382Download
Category: Analytical Elemental analysis, Grinding & Polishing, Metallography, Metallurgy and Metals

Cost Effective and Efficient Method for Grinding and Polishing Low- to Very-Hard Carbon Steel Samples For Metallographic Analysis

For low- to very-hard carbon steels, a traditional metallographic procedure may involve three grinding steps—using silicon carbide discs—followed by two or three polishing steps and, finally, etching. This entire process might take twelve minutes, including time for cleaning the samples in between polishing steps.