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We can also offer the following tests:

Optical microscopy

Optical microscopy is used to analyze various aspects of the specimens in minute detail.

Suitably prepared specimens are observed under an optical microscope for metallographic analysis.

A stereo microscope gives a low magni?cation of details of component fractures and other defects.

Hammer owns two 1000x optical microscopes with electronic image acquisition. One of them is motorized and is used to analyze inclusions in accordance with the current standard (EN 10247). It is also equipped with a stereo microscope.

The laboratory also has a Vickers micro hardness test machine for conducting microindentation tests, which are useful with small components and for measuring the hardness of single phases or structural constituents.

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