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Metallographic Technique for Nonferrous Metals and Special-Purpose Alloys

George F. Vander Voort
George F. Vander Voort
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Buehler Ltd.
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This article describes the metallographic technique for nonferrous metals and special-purpose alloys, including aluminum alloys, copper and copper alloys, lead and lead alloys, magnesium alloys, nickel and nickel alloys, magnetic alloys, tin and tin alloys, titanium and titanium alloys, refractory metals and alloys, zinc and zinc alloys, and wrought heat-resisting alloys. The preparation of specimens for metallographic technique includes operations such as sectioning, mounting, grinding, polishing, and etching of nonferrous metals and alloys. The article contains tables that list the etchants for macroscopic examination and microscopic examination of nonferrous metals and special-purpose alloys.

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George F. Vander Voort, 1998. "Metallographic Technique for Nonferrous Metals and Special-Purpose Alloys", Metals Handbook Desk Edition, Joseph R. Davis

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