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This article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of field metallography and describes the important material characteristics and other aspects to be considered before performing any metallographic procedure. It investigates the various stages of sample preparation in the metallographic laboratory: grinding, polishing, etching, preparing a replica, and obtaining a small sample. The article also illustrates the applications of field metallography with case studies.

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Bruce L. Bramfitt, Samuel J. Lawrence, 2004. "Field Metallography Techniques", Metallography and Microstructures, George F. Vander Voort

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