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Sample Preparation: Cutting
Size restraints are placed on certain materials in order for them to be examined under various microscopes or analyed by a variety of chemical techniques. The MetLab is equipped to cut samples with a number of abrasive wheel saws from silicon carbide to diamond impregnated saws.

Variety of prepared samples
 
Above: A metallographer cuts a sample using an abrasive wheel saw in the Met Lab.
 

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Examples
For further information please contact Joy Buehler
Capabilities
Mounted samples in the Met Lab
Mounting
Polishing samples in the Met Lab
Polishing
Plasma etched sample in the Met Lab
Plasma Etching
Ceramic composite after intereference layering
Interference Layering


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Last Updated: May 13, 2008