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ASM Handbook

Metallography and Microstructures

Edited by
George F. Vander Voort
George F. Vander Voort
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ASM International
Volume
9
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-177-1
Publication date:
2004
Book Chapter

Metallographic Sectioning and Specimen Extraction

By
Debbie Aliya
Debbie Aliya
Aliya Analytical, Inc.
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Published:
2004
Page range:
229 - 241
Publication history
November 01, 2004

Abstract

This article describes the sectioning process, some general practices, common tools, and guidelines on how to select a cutting tool for a given metallographic sectioning operation. It provides a discussion on the consumable-abrasive cutting and nonconsumable-abrasive cutting methods for metallographic sectioning. Other methods, including the use of hacksaws, shears, burning torches, wire saws, and electrical discharge machining, are also reviewed. The article reviews the issues related to the specimen test location for certification work as well as process troubleshooting and component failure analysis.

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Debbie Aliya, 2004. "Metallographic Sectioning and Specimen Extraction", Metallography and Microstructures, George F. Vander Voort

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