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This test is used to observe the structure of welds, fracture surfaces and corrosion. By observing the structure of the metal with a stereomicroscope, we can evaluate the weld, the fracture and the corrosion of components and detect possible defects in the material.

Can be applied to:

metals, plastics, composites, coatings


Test procedure standards:

Test procedure:

The samples are placed under a stereomicroscope and photographed. These macrographs are then analysed by our material experts and described in a report. Prior to observation, samples can be cut, polished, etched or embedded.

Lead time:

5 business days

All tests – composites – metals – plastics – coatings – adhesives – 3D prints

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