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Why do we do it?

Metallography is the analysis and identification of a material’s (specifically a metal’s) microstructure. Analysis of a material’s microstructure is a critical step in both material qualification and failure analysis.  Further, sometimes features of a fracture or material defect can only be observed or are observed most easily in a very flat cross section of a material (e.g. the branching nature of stress corrosion cracking or weld defects).  Finally, some types of testing, such as Vickers Hardness testing, require a very smooth surface in order to obtain good results.  In these cases, metallography enables the visualization of a materials microstructure and cross sectional visualization of material defects.

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KnightHawk Engineering, Inc.
17625 El Camino Real, Suite 412
Houston, TX 77058

(281) 282-9200 telephone
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General Information: hawkwork@knighthawk.com

Sales, Marketing, Business Development and Conferences: Jim Salter

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