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Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2010
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.omfrc.t53030023
EISBN: 978-1-62708-349-2
... for mounting composite materials is provided. The steps recommended to achieve a good mounted specimen without voids or specimen pull-out are also described. The chapter discusses the processes for clamping mounted composite samples in automated polishing heads and mounting composite materials for hand...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 March 2002
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mgppis.t60400169
EISBN: 978-1-62708-258-7
... papers European grit No. (FEPA) U.S. grit No. (ANSI/CAMI) Particle size, μm P-2400 800 8 P-4000 1200 3 Fig. 7.34 Mount with a L-shaped strip to indicate specimen orientation Fig. 7.35 V-shaped metal strip in a mount to indicate orientation Fig. 7.31 Mount...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2010
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.omfrc.t53030115
EISBN: 978-1-62708-349-2
...-section specimens of fiber-reinforced polymeric composites for examination by transmitted-light microscopy techniques. The preparation steps covered are a selection of the rough section, preparation of the rough section for preliminary mounting, grinding and polishing the primary-mount first surface...
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Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 April 2013
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.imub.t53720161
EISBN: 978-1-62708-305-8
...Abstract Abstract This chapter describes the methods and equipment applicable to metallographic studies and discusses the preparation of specimens for examination by light optical microscopy. Five major operations for preparation of metallographic specimens are discussed: sectioning, mounting...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2010
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.omfrc.t53030043
EISBN: 978-1-62708-349-2
...Abstract Abstract Rough grinding and polishing of mounted specimens are required to prepare the composite sample for optical analysis. This chapter describes these techniques for preparing composite materials. First, it provides information on grinding and polishing equipment and describes...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2003
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.cfap.t69780153
EISBN: 978-1-62708-281-5
..., which was chosen for this application because its spectral energy distribution is close to that of natural sunlight. The light source consists of carbon electrodes enclosed in a borosilicate glass globe. This enclosure filters the light impinging the test specimens. The specimens are mounted...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2010
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.omfrc.t53030067
EISBN: 978-1-62708-349-2
... of specimens ready for grinding and final polishing, it is necessary that the honeycomb is impregnated with a mounting resin. This is accomplished using a thin abrasive blade and making cuts through the honeycomb core, but not far enough to separate the sample. An easy method to ensure the sample...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1984
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mpp.t67850060
EISBN: 978-1-62708-260-0
... height is usually ½ to ¾ in. These standard sizes are accommodated by automatic grinding and polishing machines and generally fit within the specimen chambers of the scanning electron microscope (SEM) or microprobe. Samples larger than this can be cut down and mounted or handled unmounted. As the sample...
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Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 September 2005
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.gmpm.t51250311
EISBN: 978-1-62708-345-4
... (RCF) specimens are diameters of mounting trunnions and test surface, total indicator reading (TIR) test surface-to-mounting trunnions, and overall length. The important dimensions to check on the mating load rollers are inside and outside diameters, TIR inside to outside, crown radius and location...
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Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2009
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.sfa.t52780093
EISBN: 978-1-62708-268-6
... the compounds present based on element identification. The EDAX technology offers a relatively inexpensive approach for element identification. Specimens have the same size limitations as an SEM. (The same specimen-mounting area is used by the EDAX system.) The EDAX operation requires a trained technician...
Book Chapter

Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2003
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.cfap.t69780159
EISBN: 978-1-62708-281-5
... and is the oldest flame spread test ( Ref 2 ). It provides a comparison of the surface burning characteristics of materials on a relatively large scale; sample dimensions are 7.62 by 0.496 m (300 by 19.5 in.). The specimen mounting simulates the underside of a ceiling exposed to a fairly severe flaming ignition...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 March 2002
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mgppis.t60400109
EISBN: 978-1-62708-258-7
... of the nosepiece. Before scribing, the specimen should be firmly mounted in clay on a glass or metal slide on the microscope stage. Fig. 5.67 Micrographs of a small titanium nitride inclusion in A8 tool steel. (a) Surrounded by three circular scribe marks and (b) a closer view of the inner circle showing...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 March 2002
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mgppis.t60400087
EISBN: 978-1-62708-258-7
...× Fig. 4.12 Photograph of mold and aluminum cylinder insert used for preparation of a shot specimen. 1× Fig. 4.13 Photo shows a thin layer of epoxy with powder metal bonded to an aluminum slug. This technique has many advantages over an all-epoxy mount. Fig. 4.14 Micrograph...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2003
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.cfap.t69780185
EISBN: 978-1-62708-281-5
... ASTM standard ISO standard Topic area of standard Specimen preparation D 618 291 Methods of specimen conditioning D 955 294–4 Measuring shrinkage from mold dimensions of molded thermoplastics D 3419 10724 In-line screw-injection molding of test specimens from thermosetting...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 August 2015
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.piht2.9781627083119
EISBN: 978-1-62708-311-9
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 October 2011
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mnm2.t53060149
EISBN: 978-1-62708-261-7
.... In routine inspection, regularly shaped specimens are sometimes examined in the unmounted condition. However, most specimens are mounted ( Fig. 7.4 ) for convenience, because they are often small or oddly shaped. Specimens can be mounted in a mold with cold-mounting polymers such as acrylics, polyesters...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2010
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.omfrc.t53030089
EISBN: 978-1-62708-349-2
...-reinforced composite specimen, there are many factors to consider. The composite constituents (such as matrix and fiber type), the capability of the microscope, and the type of information that is desired will play an important role in the analysis. As with all analyses of composite materials using...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 March 2002
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mgppis.t60400149
EISBN: 978-1-62708-258-7
... on the video monitor in the center of Fig. 6.1 . Fig. 6.32 A hot-stage attachment mounted on the stage of a light microscope. The view of the specimen is through the rotating quartz window, shown at the tope of the device. Fig. 6.33 A series of micrographs, taken on the hot-stage...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2010
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.omfrc.t53030245
EISBN: 978-1-62708-349-2
... in cross sectioning and mounting in order to preserve as much of the critical information as possible. Mounting and sectioning fiber-reinforced composite specimens that have been subjected to lightning strikes is best accomplished with a two-stage mount. It is advisable on the primary mount to add a dye...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 July 2009
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.bcp.t52230199
EISBN: 978-1-62708-298-3
... the procedure. Grinding on the two finer discs (240 and 400 grit) is accompanied by the application of kerosene. The technique consists of holding an oil can containing kerosene in one hand and the mounted specimen in the other hand. While the grinding is being done, several drops of kerosene are applied every...