List of Articles

The articles and presentations that can be down-loaded from this web site are based upon work done by GFV while employed at Bethlehem Steel (1967-1983), Carpenter Technology (1983-1996), Buehler Ltd. (1996-2009) and Struers (2009-Present) and from the authors consulting work for companies such as, Latrobe Steel, Scot Forge, etc., and from his litigation work.

GFV's bylined articles appearing in various issues of the ASM Handbook series have been listed here courtesy of ASM International, Materials Park, Ohio.

METALLOGRAPHY - GENERAL

A Layman's View of Plasma Spray Coating Metallography
Advances in Metallography
Ceramic Preparation
Deformation Determined by EBSD
Equilibrium Phase Diagrams
Etching to Reveal Microstructure
Influence of Specimen Preparation on SEM Images and Comparison to LOM Images
Introduction to Metallography
Light Microscopy
Low-Load Vickers Microindentation Hardness Testing - Presentation
Metallographic Examination of Welds
Metallographic Preparation of Medical Devices
Metallographic Preparation of Orthopedic Medical Devices
Metallographic Specimen Preparation for Electron Backscattered Diffraction
Metallography and Microstructures of Heat-Resistant Alloys
Metallography and Microstructures of Stainless Steels and Maraging Steels
Metallography of Precious Metals
Metallography of Welds
Microindentation Hardness Testing - Article
Microindentation Hardness Testing - Paper
Microindentation Hardness Testing - Presentation
Microstructure of Nonferrous Alloys
Microstructure, Its Evolution
Microstructures of Alloys Used in Medical Devices
Microstructures of Hot and Cold Worked Metals and Alloys
Preparation of Ceramics, Cermets, Nitrides, Borides and Sintered Carbides
Safety in the Metallography Lab
Solidification Structures
The SEM as a Metallographic Tool
Thermal Spray Metallography for the 21st Century
Understanding Heat Treatment Results Using Metallography - Version 1
Understanding Heat Treatment Results Using Metallography - Version 2
What is Metallography

Archeometallurgy

Characterizing Iron Based Historical Specimens - Struers
Characterizing Iron Based Historical Specimens - Buehler
Microstructure of Historical Iron-Based Objects
Microstructure of Historical Objects – Copper-Based Alloys

Color

Color Metallography
Color Metallography from Microscopy Today
Color Metallography, Volume 9
Color Tint Etching

EBSD

Mechanical Specimen Preparation for EBSD - Buehler
Mechanical Specimen Preparation for EBSD - Struers
Metallographic Specimen Preparation for Electron Backscattered Diffraction - Part 1
Metallographic Specimen Preparation for Electron Backscattered Diffraction - Part 2
Specimen Preparation for Electron Backscattered Diffraction - Buehler
Specimen Preparation for Electron Backscattered Diffraction - Poster
Specimen Preparation for Electron Backscattered Diffraction - Struers
Vibratory Polishing of High-Purity Metals to Improve EBSD Results

Iron & Steel

Etching Isothermally Treated Steels
Imaging Phases in Steels
Martensite and Retained Austenite
Metallographic Characterization of the Microstructure of Tool Steel
Metallographic Characterization of the Microstructure of Tool Steels
Metallographic Techniques for Tool Steels
Metallography of Stainless Steel and High Temperature Alloy Fasteners
Microstructure of Ferrous Alloys
Microstructure of Stainless Steels
Microstructure of Surface Treatments, Platingsd and Coatings
Preparation and Characterization of Surface Treated and Coated Steels
Use of Selective Etchants to Identify Carbides in Steel

Meteorites

Metallographic Techniques for Iron Meteorites
Metallography of Iron Meteorites
Microstructure of Fe-Ni Meteorites

Nickel Alloys

Metallographic Techniques for Superalloys
Metallography of Superalloys
Microstructure of Nickel, Cobalt and their Alloys

METALLOGRAPHY - SPECIFIC

Indium Based Solders
Metallography of Titanium and Its Alloys
Microstructure of Copper and Copper Alloys
Microstructure of Magnesium and Its Alloys
Microstructure of Titanium and Its Alloys
Pb-Sn and Pb-Free Solders
Pb-Sn Phase Diagram
Picric Acid – Hazards and Safe Usage
Preparation of Composites with Al Matrix
Sn-Based Solders
The Aluminum-Silicon Phase Diagram and Eutectic Modifications

Aluminum

Metallographic Etching of Aluminum and its Alloys
Microstructure of Cast and Wrought Aluminum Alloys
The Al-Si Phase Diagram and Eutectic Modifications
Using Microstructural Analysis to Solve Practical Problems

Iron & Steel

Examples of Duplex Stainless Steels
Metallographic Procedures for Cast Irons
Microstructural Characterization of Carburized Steels
Microstructure of Austempered Ductile Iron
Microstructure of Carbon and Low-Alloy Steels
Revealing Prior-Austenite Grain Boundaries
Revealing Prior-Austenite Grain Boundaries in Heat Treated Steels

QUANTITATIVE METALLOGRAPHY

Automating the JK Inclusion Analysis
Comp-Aided Micro Ana of Spec Steels
Examination of Some Grain Size Measurement Problems
Image Analysis Measurements of Duplex Grain Structures
Introduction to Quantitative Metallography
Introduction to Stereological Principles
Introduction to Stereology and Quantitative Metallography - ASTM E 1245
Introduction to Stereology and Quantitative Metallography - Measurement of Grain Size
Introduction to Stereology and Quantitative Metallography - Measurement of Size and Shape
Introduction to Stereology and Quantitative Metallography - Volume Fractions and Spacings
Mnt of Ext Low Incl
Measurement of Grain Size
Measurement of Grain Size in Twinned FCC Metals
Meas of Grain Size in Twinn FCC
Measurement of the Interlamellar Spacing of Pearlite
Prog In Char Mat_Image Analysis
Standards for Metallography

FAILURE ANALYIS

Conducting the Failure Analysis
Conducting the Failure Examination
Failure Analysis - Materials and Manufacturing Problems
Failure Analysis - Service Problems
Failures of Locomotive Axles
Failures of Tools and Dies
Fractography
Identifying the Cause of Tool and Die Failure
Influence of Thermal Exposure on the Microstructure of the Lower Head of the Three Mile Island Unit 2 Reactor
Metallographic Assesment of the Thermal Exposure to the Three Mile Island Unit 2 Reactor Lower Head
Metallographic Examination of Heavily Eroded Structural Steel from World Trade Center Buildings 1, 2 and 7
Metallographic Techniques in Failure Analysis
Metallography and Failure Analysis
Microstructural Analysis of Steel from the World Trade Center Buildings 7, and 1 or 2
Microstructure and Hardness of Large Diameter Wire Ropes
Use of Failure Analysis in Materials Selection
Use of Light Microscopy in Failure Analysis
Visual Examination and Light Microscopy
When Fire Destroys

resourcesThe articles and presentations that can be down-loaded from this web site are based upon work done by GFV while employed at Bethlehem Steel (1967-1983), Carpenter Technology (1983-1996), Buehler Ltd. (1996-2009) and Struers (2009-Present) and from the authors consulting work for companies such as, Latrobe Steel, Scot Forge, etc., and from his litigation work. GFV's bylined articles appearing in various issues of the ASM Handbook series have been listed here courtesy of ASM International, Materials Park, Ohio.

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