Here at Aerofin Laboratories the demand for optical microscopy has been on the up, meaning more and more cutting and mounting of test pieces. So much so that our little Acutom 5 cut off machine never gets a rest. So with the help from our friends at Severn Sales the Acutom 5 now has a bigger younger brother, in the form of the Qualimet M Auto. Qualimet M Auto is a larger more robust machine significantly increasing our capacity to section samples. A larger cut off wheel and enclosure enables us to precisely cut much larger samples with ease. Decreased
Aerofin Laboratories have recently undertaken work for a number of clients on chemically milled test pieces and components. This work included looking for inter granular corrosion and end grain pitting. After preparation of the test piece for microscopic analysis Aerofin Laboratories are able to evaluate the sample, providing feedback to the customer with the aid of photo-micrographs. We are pleased to be able to offer similar services for other applications such as Alpha case, heat affected zone, eutectic melting and diffusion into cladding.