Scanning Electron Microscopy | SEM Analysis Services
SEM ANALYSIS OF SURFACE CONDITIONS OF METALS, POLYMERS, COMPOSITES
SEM Analysis (Scanning Electron Microscopy) consists of concentrating a focused beam of high-energy electrons, which generates a number of signals at the surface of solid specimens. These signals, which are gleaned from electron-sample interactions, relay important information about the sample, such as texture, microstructure, the processes performed on the material during manufacture, and whether the material meets the needed specifications to ensure optimal durability in the intended application.
SEM is relatively simple to carry out with proper training, and corresponding software can greatly enhance ease of use. Plus, the microscopes used in this process are able to generate data in a sophisticated digital form. SEM analysis is also a relatively fast method.
EDS analysis is used to supplement the high resolution, high depth of field images with as elemental analysis of the materials in the image field.
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METALLURGICAL LAB SERVICES
Certified Weld Inspections
Coating Thickness by XRF, SEM, Cross Section
Depth of Decarburization
Determination of Delta Ferrite Content
Determination of Volume Fraction by Point Count
Effective Case Depth
Fluorescent Impregnation of Porous Coatings
Light Microscopy - Macro, Micro & SEM Photography
Microhardness (Knoop, Vickers, MacroVickers)
Orientation in Microstructure
Particle Analysis (Distribution, ID, Size)
Phase Volume Determination
Porosity of Metals, Ceramics & Composites
Prior Austenitic Grain Boundary Determination
Replication (ASTM E1351)
Quantitative Image Analysis
Surface Evaluation (Dubpernell Active Site Test ASTM B456 Appx 4)
Thermal Spray Coating Analysis
Titanium Beta Transus Determination
Weld Qualification & Testing