Our company also deals with the study of metal materials.
Our metallographic laboratory performs measuring of material hardness, chemical analyses and evaluations of micro-structure in samples which are prepared by our company internally.
The micro-structure of metal materials directly affects their physical, mechanical and technological properties therefore its study is very important.
The inner structure depends on the chemical composition, mechanical (moulding), thermal processing (hardening, annealing etc.) and temperature of operation of the given material. In case of incorrect thermal processing of Mn steels used for rock crushing, carbides are incompletely dissolved on borders of grains which results in fragility of the material processed in this way, increase in the probability of crack occurrence and damage of a cast piece during its use. Metallographic analysis may therefore prevent occurrence of expensive damage.