Metallographic and materialographic analysis is a central field of work in materials science for the qualitative and quantitative description of microstructures.
In the field of research and development, for quality assurance or for damage analysis, the light and electron microscopic evaluation of microstructures is an essential component for the assessment of material properties. Microscopic observation allows, among other things, conclusions to be drawn about the manufacturing process and helps to clarify cases of damage. In addition, the results of a metallographic analysis by understanding the relationship between microstructure and material properties form the basis for innovative material developments.
The available methods of materialographic analysis can also be fully applied in industrial contract investigations, both for quality control and for the identification of product defects and their causes within the framework of a damage analysis as required.