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Mechanical Specimen Preparation for EBSD – Buehler

Rules for Pain-Free Preparation!

  • Most problems come from excessive damage created during sectioning, therefore –
  • Cut specimens with an abrasive blade designed for metallography using adequate coolant and avoiding excessive pressure to minimize damage!
  • >90%of all problems start in sectioning
  • Sectioning is a very violent process
  • Minimize sectioning damage and your life is much easier!!


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.