The course is designed to give knowledge of the techniques used for sample preparation of metallurgical samples for optical and electron microscopy. The course examines equipment and methods for extracting samples from metal parent samples, producing polished flat surfaces and how etching can be used to reveal surface features. The basic principles of optical and electron microscopes are considered and explained.
Who should attend?
The course is suitable for students, researchers, technicians, engineers and scientists. Industrial sectors where this course will apply include energy, oil and gas, aerospace, metal production, nuclear and automotive. A basic understanding of science and engineering principles in assumed.