Metallographic Preparation of Medical Devices

Specimen Mounting Program

Implant Specimens

  • Acetabular cup: Ti-6Al-4V substrate, CP Ti wire
  • Acetabular Cup: Ti-6Al-4V substrate, CP Ti Powder, Ta Beads
  • Femoral Hip Stem: Co-Cr-Mo with Co-Cr-Mo Beads
  • Femoral Knee: Co-Cr-Mo with Co-Cr-Mo Wire

Mounting Procedures

  • PhenoCure™thermosetting phenolic resin
  • Electroless Ni-plate/EpoMet® thermosetting resin
  • Vacuum impregnate with low-viscosity EpoThin® epoxy resin
  • Vacuum impregnate with EpoHeat™epoxy resin
  • SamplKwick® cast acrylic resin


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.