Small test specimens typically require mounting before proceeding to the grinding and polishing steps of metallographic sample preparation. On top of allowing for more convenient handling of small or irregularly shaped specimens, mounting helps protect fragile materials and provides better edge retention.
Mounting can either be completed “cold” with a curing resin, typically acrylic or epoxy based, or can be completed “hot” with a mounting press and different hot mounting compounds that combine heat and pressure to cure the mounting mold. Both techniques offer different advantages and costs and mounting materials must be evaluated based on the sample being tested.
We offer mounting press equipment and accessories as well as all consumables needed for both hot and cold mounting. With 24/7 ordering, quick shipping, and a dedicated support staff, we can meet any mounting needs. Don’t see the product you are looking for? Contact us, and we can be sure to source the best solution for you!