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Tool Steel Specimen Preparation

Tool steels are very hard steels, typically in the range of Rc 50-60. Microstructural preparation is relatively staight forward. With the use of polycrystalline diamond and nanometer alumina abrasives, these very hard materials can be very easy to polish..

SECTIONING

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

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

POLISHING

Abrasive/surface

Lubricant

Force/ sample

Speed
(Head/base)

Time

120 micron diamond disk

Water

5-10 lbs

200/200 rpm

Until plane

9 um DIAMAT diamond on POLYPAD polishing pad

DIALUBE Purple Extender

5-10 lbs

200/200 rpm

3 minutes

3 um DIAMAT diamond on TEXPAN polishing pad

DIALUBE Purple Extender

5-10 lbs

200/200 rpm

3 minutes

1 um DIAMAT diamond on ATLANTIS polishing pad

DIALUBE Purple Extender

5-10 lbs

200/200 rpm

2 minutes

0.05 um Nanometer alumina on MICROPAD or MICROPAD 2 polishing pad

 

5-10 lbs

100/100 rpm

30 seconds


Metallographic micrograph of manganese vanadium tool steel

44 MnV F6 Steel, 500X, 3 second nital etch

High alloy tool steel micrograph
High alloy tool steel, 200X (BF), Etchant Picral.
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