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    Purpose of Examination

    Published: Jan 2007

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    FOR A GIVEN MATERIAL SEVERAL PREPARATION METHODS WILL USUally be available, however, the correct method should be chosen based on the purpose of examination. For this reason, a number of relevant purposes are stated with each material/method in the Material/Preparation Tables, (see Section 13.2.3).


    Metallography, Materialography, Preparation methods, Sample preparation, Mechanical polishing, Electrolytic polishing, Cutting, Sectioning, Hot mounting, Cold mounting, Grinding, Polishing, Polishing artifact, Etching, Microscope, Quantitative metallography, Stereology, Vickers hardness, Quality control, Microstructure

    Committee/Subcommittee: E04.93

    DOI: 10.1520/MNL11192M

    ISBN10: 0-8031-4265-X
    ISBN13: 978-0-8031-4265-7