Microstructure of a cast Ti – 6% Al – 4% V alloy
At the institute, the necessary procedures are maintained at high level, especially for titanium alloys, metal matrix composites and ceramic matrix composites. Furthermore, new preparation procedures are developed for new materials.For the accomplishment of these tasks, various cut-off-, grinding machines and mounting presses as well as possibilities for chemical etching are available. As continuous control by light microscopy is necessary during the preparation processes, light-optical microscopic facilities are integrated into the metallographic laboratory.
The various optical equipments enables preparation control as well as elaborated investigations by means of bright- and dark-field microscopy as well as polarization and DIC methods with integrated documentation. Besides metallographic courses in cooperation with industrial partners, we also offer support in developing and conducting difficult preparation procedures for external customers.
- Two optical microscopes Leica MM6
- Various other optical microscopes
- Microhardness tester (ATM)
- Different cut-off- and grinding machines as well as mounting presses