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ASM Handbook

Cast Iron Science and Technology

Edited by
Doru M. Stefanescu
Doru M. Stefanescu
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ASM International
Volume
1A
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-179-5
Publication date:
2017
Book Chapter

Metallography and Microstructures of Cast Iron[1]

By
Janina M. Radzikowska
Janina M. Radzikowska
The Foundry Research Institute
,
Kraków
,
Poland
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George Vander Voort
George Vander Voort
Struers Inc.
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Published:
2017
Page range:
379 - 398
Publication history
August 28, 2017

Abstract

The metallographic specimen preparation process for microstructural investigations of cast iron specimens usually consists of five stages: sampling, cold or hot mounting, grinding, polishing, and etching with a suitable etchant to reveal the microstructure. This article describes the general preparation of metallographic specimens and the methods of macroscopic and microscopic examination. Usually, gray-scale (black-and-white) metallography is sufficient for microstructural analysis of cast irons. The article discusses the use of color metallography of gray irons and ductile irons. It also presents application examples of color metallography.

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Janina M. Radzikowska, George Vander Voort, 2017. "Metallography and Microstructures of Cast Iron", Cast Iron Science and Technology, Doru M. Stefanescu

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