This article discusses the development and use of a nondestructive evaluation (NDE) method that allows researchers to compare surface crystallographic orientations before and after mechanical testing to determine the impact of surface orientation on material response. Two gage samples were tested, one rectangular (Ti-Al), the other round (IN100). The samples were placed in a SEM equipped with an EBSD detector and a motorized fixture that rotates the test piece as EBSD and imaging data are collected. Inverse pole figure maps of both gage samples are presented.

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