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Material & Microstructure Characterisation

Sheffield Forgemasters RD26 utilises a scanning electron microscope (SEM) to perform material/microstructure investigations on steel produced internally and supplied by external customers. The SEM is equipped with a large area energy dispersive x-ray (EDX) detector that allows high resolution elemental maps to be generated quickly. Standard metallographic investigations such as grain size and phase identification are performed alongside more detailed analysis of fracture surfaces and inclusion identification.

Sheffield Forgemasters RD26 can offer:

  • Full metallographic analysis of steel samples
  • Chemical analysis using EDX of specific regions of interest (point analysis)
  • Chemical mapping of the field of view