Quality inspections, samplings and in-process laboratory evaluations of components according to your specifications (conformity tests); determination of material type, manufacturing process and heat treatment in the case of unknown components; metallographic and roentgenographic assessments of components with a view to their intended use and their behaviour in stress cases; failure analysis for sourcing, error avoidance and component optimisation.
We offer our expertise and our wealth of experience in the field of material and component characterisation as a service. We perform analysis according to relevant standards and applicable norms as well as special analysis and our core customers appreciate our competent, accurate and nevertheless quick, unbureaucratic and practicable execution when dealing with the following topics:
Parts and components need to be prepared in accordance with different testing and examination methods.
For example, a metallographic cut is required to see the interior of a material and analyse the structure. A sample piece must first be cut out of the workpiece to facilitate structural assessment. For optimum handling and to ensure the required edge definition, the sample piece is typically embedded in plastic and then metallographically prepared (ground, lapped and polished). The microstructure becomes visible by etching the cut with suitable etching solutions.
The removal of a sample piece and cut preparation are also required for assessing hardness depth or for measuring a hardness profile over a weld seam.
The steps for removal and cut preparation for comprehensive examinations and damage analyses are typically documented with photos. This can make it easier to understand specific removal and test positions.