Metallography laboratory

Microstructure of an EMP-joined interface in carbon steel; Etching according to Klemm I
© Fraunhofer IWS Dresden
Microstructure of an EMP-joined interface in carbon steel; Etching according to Klemm I
Phase analysis by color etching according to Klemm - microstructure of annealed steel C100
© Fraunhofer IWS Dresden
Phase analysis by color etching according to Klemm - microstructure of annealed steel C100
Mapping of the hardness distribution at the cross section of a laser-hardened turbine blade edge
© Fraunhofer IWS Dresden
Mapping of the hardness distribution at the cross section of a laser-hardened turbine blade edge

Equipment

  • Cutting and embedding machines
  • Modular grinding and polishing machine
  • Chemistry and etching laboratory
  • Macro photography and stereo microscopy
  • Inverse reflected light microscopy for structure analysis
  • Image archive and analysis software
  • Fully and semiautomatic micro hardness tester (Vickers, Knoop) 
  • Macro-, low load- and micro-hardness testing devices
  • Muffle furnace for heat treatment tests


Applications

  • Sample preparation for light and electron microscopy
  • Microstructural analysis of metals, ceramics, plastics and composite materials
  • Microhardness measurements: hardness profiles, hardness measurements along isolines, hardness mapping
  • Hardness measurements: Vickers, Brinell, Rockwell, Vickers hardness (HV0.3 - HV20)