Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention

, Volume 16, Issue 5, pp 725–727 | Cite as




Dec 5–7

Introduction to Metallurgical Lab Practices Open image in new window

ASM Headquarters, Materials Park, OH

During this course the student will be exposed to basic techniques commonly used in a metallurgical laboratory. Students will become familiar with metallography by sectioning, mounting, grinding, polishing, and etching samples. These samples will be examined and micrographs obtained by using optical microscopes equipped with digital cameras. Various microhardness and macrohardness equipment will be used to demonstrate the strengths and limitations of the tests. Tensile testing and impact testing will be performed on standard samples. Basic principles and sample demonstration on the use of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) will be covered. Hands-on testing complemented by lectures on the basics of the tests will give a thorough overview of these procedures. This is the course you need if you learn by doing and could use an overview of metallographic lab procedures (2.0...


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