Grinding & Polishing

The grinding and polishing steps in a metallographic preparation method can be accomplished in many ways and combinations. most steps are performed on a table-top unit that can be used for both grinding and polishing. There are also systems that are strictly for grinding.

The goal of any method is to prepare a final polished specimen free of deformation and suitable for analysis. The initial abrasive size should be as small as possible, yet be able to create a flat surface and remove any sectioning deformation. Each subsequent step should induce as little deformation as possible while removing any damage from the previous step. Using adequate lubrication, most commonly water, throughout the process will aid in minimizing deformation.

MiniMet 1000
MiniMet 1000
The MiniMet® 1000 Grinder/Polisher is designed for low volume laboratories preparing single specimens.
MetaServ 250
MetaServ 250
The MetaServ® 250 single and twin grinder-polishers offer a combination of performance, economy and reliability for most microstructural analysis applications.
EcoMet 250
EcoMet 250
The EcoMet 250 family of Grinder-Polishers and AutoMet 250 family of Power Heads has been designed to meet the needs of the materials analyst requiring the versatility of manual or automated sample preparation.
EcoMet 300
EcoMet 300
The EcoMet 300 family of Grinder-Polishers and AutoMet 250/300 family of Power Heads has been designed to meet the needs of the materials analyst requiring the versatility of manual or automated sample preparation.
Vector LC 250 Power Head
Vector LC 250 Power Head
Primarily for low volume applications, this power head utilizies mechanical single pressure application for one to four specimens.
Vanguard 2000
Vanguard 2000
Fully automatic system, prepares up to 6 specimens at a time in single or central force.