Our Cutting programme includes aluminium oxide, silicon carbide and diamond cut off wheels. Cutting machines includes precision cutters to heavy duty cut off machines.
Most metallographic samples need to be cut to the area of interest and for easy handling. Depending upon the material, the cutting operation can be done by abrasive cutting wheels ( metals and metal matrix composites ), or diamond cutting wheels ( ceramics, electronics, biomaterials, minerals ).
Proper sectioning is required to minimize damage, which may alter the microstructure and produce false metallographic characterization. Proper cutting requires the correct selection of abrasive type, bonding and size, as well as proper cutting speed, load and coolant.