Metalfer Elevates Quality Through Metallographic Testing Laboratory
In light of the increasingly stringent requirements of industry standards and the aspiration for continuous advancement in finished product quality, Metalfer has extended its list of internal examinations to include metallographic testing of steel. Aligning with global trends in sample preparation, the company has equipped its laboratory with renowned equipment manufacturer Struers.
Metalfer has furnished its lab with all the necessary devices and machines, starting from a sample cutting machine that facilitates swift and easy embedding of cut specimens in a hot mounting press by providing a flawless cut on the sample. The mounted samples then proceed to the most crucial and demanding phase – grinding and polishing. The grinding and polishing device operates in a fully automated mode, leaving operators additional time to prepare subsequent samples.
For the actual examination of the samples, Metalfer has chosen a microscope from Leica. As one of the market leaders, Leica has gone a step further in terms of software and image processing quality. The Flexacam C3 camera with 12 MP is one of the fastest high-resolution cameras suitable for various types of tests. Different magnifications ranging from 5x to 1000x allow users, with the help of appropriate software, to precisely assess all necessary parameters crucial for giving a final quality rating.