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High Carbon Steel (pearlite and martensite) Specimen Preparation

Metallographic etchant database

Preparation of high carbon steels is fairly straight forward. Depending upon the heat treatment the grinding and polishing times may increase for the harder martensite structure.

SECTIONING

MAXCUT Abrasive blade (Cat. No. MAX-D or MAX-I series)

MOUNTING
Compression Mounting with Phenolic, Epoxy or Diallyl Phthalate compression mounting resins

POLISHING

Abrasive/surface

Lubricant

Force/ sample

Time

120 grit SiC paper
240 grit SiC paper
360 grit SiC paper
600 grit SiC paper

Water
Water
Water
Water
Water

5 lbs
5 lbs
5 lbs
5 lbs
5 lbs

Until plane
1 minute
1 minute
1 minute

9 um DIAMAT diamond on POLYPAD polishing pad

DIALUBE Purple Extender

5 lbs

3 minutes

3 um DIAMAT diamond on TEXPAN polishing pad

DIALUBE Purple Extender

5 lbs

3 minutes

1 um DIAMAT diamond on ATLANTIS polishing pad

DIALUBE Purple Extender

5 lbs

2 minutes

0.05 um Nanometer alumina on MICROPAD polishing pad

 

5 lbs

30 seconds


Metallographic micrograph for slow cooled high carbon steel

1095 Steel, Furnace Cooled, etched with 2% nital, 400X B.F.
Pearlite structure

Metallographic metallograph for quenched steel

1095 Steel, Water Quenched, etched with picric acid, 1000X B.F. Martensite structure

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