Struers’ Web Site is a Great Source of Materialographic Knowledge!

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George Vander Voort is a consultant for Struers Inc., the USA sales organization for Struers A/S in Denmark. Struers is the world’s leader providing us with the finest, most advanced, widest range of specimen preparation equipment and supplies. They are the innovator all other companies imitate.

The Struers’ website not only provides users with information about their extensive product line, but is also an outstanding source for technical information on specimen preparation, microstructural examination and interpretation.

At their web site, click on “Knowledge” and select from the list of topics in the column on the left. The Metalog Guide is the first such publication and is still a great source of details on specimen preparation. The Application Notes and Structure issues provide in-depth details on many interesting topics faced by us in our work.

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.