Metallography and Microstructures
Metallography and Microstructures of Low-Carbon and Coated Steels
This article reviews various phases and constituents found in the microstructures of low-carbon and coated steels. It provides information on the criteria for selecting proper metallographic procedures. Techniques used to prepare metallographic specimens of low-carbon steels and coated steels, such as sectioning, mounting, grinding, polishing, and etching, are discussed. The article also reviews the simple and proven manual sample preparation techniques of coated steel specimens.
Arlan O. Benscoter, Bruce L. Bramfitt, Metallography and Microstructures of Low-Carbon and Coated Steels, Metallography and Microstructures, Vol 9, ASM Handbook, Edited By George F. Vander Voort, ASM International, 2004, p 588–607, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.hb.v09.a0003761
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