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ASTM E3

Standard Guide for Preparation of Metallographic Specimens

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Organization: ASTM
Publication Date: 1 May 2011
Status: active
Page Count: 12
ICS Code (Other methods of testing of metals): 77.040.99
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The primary objective of metallographic examinations is to reveal the constituents and structure of metals and their alloys by means of a light optical or scanning electron microscope. In special cases, the objective of the examination may require the development of less detail than in other cases but, under nearly all conditions, the proper selection and preparation of the specimen is of major importance. Because of the diversity in available equipment and the wide variety of problems encountered, the following text presents for the guidance of the metallographer only those practices which experience has shown are generally satisfactory; it cannot and does not describe the variations in technique required to solve individual specimen preparation problems.

NOTE 1-For a more extensive description of various metallographic techniques, refer to Samuels, L. E., Metallographic Polishing by Mechanical Methods, American Society for Metals (ASM) Metals Park, OH, 3rd Ed., 1982; Petzow, G., Metallographic Etching, ASM, 1978; and VanderVoort, G., Metallography: Principles and Practice, McGraw Hill, NY, 2nd Ed., 1999.

This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee

Document History

ASTM E3
May 1, 2011
Standard Guide for Preparation of Metallographic Specimens
The primary objective of metallographic examinations is to reveal the constituents and structure of metals and their alloys by means of a light optical or scanning electron microscope. In special...
May 1, 2011
Standard Guide for Preparation of Metallographic Specimens
The primary objective of metallographic examinations is to reveal the constituents and structure of metals and their alloys by means of a light optical or scanning electron microscope. In special...
April 10, 2001
Standard Guide for Preparation of Metallographic Specimens
The primary objective of metallographic examinations is to reveal the constituents and structure of metals and their alloys by means of a light optical or scanning electron microscope. In special...
April 10, 2001
Standard Guide for Preparation of Metallographic Specimens
The primary objective of metallographic examinations is to reveal the constituents and structure of metals and their alloys by means of a light optical or scanning electron microscope. In special...
April 10, 2001
Standard Guide for Preparation of Metallographic Specimens
The primary objective of metallographic examinations is to reveal the constituents and structure of metals and their alloys by means of a light optical or scanning electron microscope. In special...
January 15, 1995
Standard Practice for Preparation of Metallographic Specimens
1. Scope 1.1 The primary objective of metallographic examinations is to reveal the constituents and structure of metals and their alloys by means of the light microscope. In special cases, the...
October 31, 1980
Standard Methods of Preparation of METALLOGRAPHIC SPECIMENS
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