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Metallurgical Services

Microstructural Testing

Microstructural analysis testing is used widely throughout industry to evaluate products and materials. Metals have a preferred microstructure obtained by a specified processing or heat treatment to achieve desired material properties.

At SGS MSi, we can perform microstructural testing across the broad spectrum of metals to identify a material’s response to processing, such as heat treatmentwelding or mechanical forming, or to evaluate material degradation and failure mechanisms, such as corrosion and creep. Using specified ASTM metallographic sample preparation and our Clemex Image Analysis software, we can provide high magnification inspections from 50X to 1000X. We can perform a wide array of examinations, including grain size determinationscase depth measurementinclusion ratings, graphite evaluation, phase determination and discontinuity identification. A detailed engineering report will identify the material’s microstructure accompanied with high-resolution digital photographs.

Contact us today to learn more about our metallurgical services.

Common Specifications

  • ASTM E3: Standard Guide for Preparation of Metallographic Specimens
  • ASTM E112: Standard Test Methods for Determining Average Grain Size