Metallography & Microscopy - Face to Face Course
This course provides an insight into the techniques used for sample preparation and the operation of optical and scanning electron microscopes. It describes the equipment and methods for extracting samples from metal items, for producing flat surfaces and etching to reveal surface features. The principles on which both types of microscope operate and examples of the images and information that can be obtained are explained.
Is this course for you?
- Do you understand fully the range of information that can be obtainined from both optical and scanning electron microscopy?
- Are you able to prepare samples for optical microscopy of a high standard, every time?
- Are you sure that samples used for microscopy are representative of the structure or component under investigation?
Target Audience: The course is suitable for after-sales professionals, laboratory staff, marketing and sales professionals in all sectors of engineering. Sectors include, for example, aerospace, automotive, conventional powergen, nuclear and renewable energy. A basic understanding of science and engineering principles is assumed.
Upon completion of this course, you will:
- Understand the importance and techniques for removing representative samples.
- Appreciate the equipment & practices used for grinding, polishing and etching.
- Be able to describe how to obtain useful metallurgical information for the optical microscope.
- Have a clear insight into the wider range of information available from the scanning electron microscope.
Forthcoming available dates:
- 3rd July
- 11th December