Metallurgical Services

Testing Capabilities: Microscopy/Microanalysis

Microscopy is an essential analytical technique used in almost every branch of science. In the life sciences (biology-microbiology), it is used to identify and count organisms such as mold or bacteria.  Light optical and electron microscopes are employed by materials scientists to classify structures, identify inclusions, and determine the root cause of failures.  Industrial Hygiene analysts use microscopy to detect and quantify the presence of asbestos fibers and to characterize airborne particulates.  Modern Laboratories extensive microscopy facilities serve the analytical needs of customers in all these fields, and a lot more!

Testing Capabilities

  • Microstructure Evaluations
  • High Volume Metallography
  • Quantitative Image Analysis
  • Micro-hardness Testing
  • Grain Size
  • Case Depth and Decarburization
  • Inclusion Rating and Identification
  • Graphite Size and Type
  • Coatings Analysis
  • Weld Examinations
  • Surface Analysis
  • Heat Treatment Properties
  • Particle Hardness and Analysis
  • Macrostructure and Grain Flow
  • Corrosion testing, IGA/IGO
  • Fractography
  • Electron Microscopy-Microchemistry
  • X-Ray Mapping and Imaging
  • Millipore Cleanliness Testing
Micro-room with SEM Updated 05-05-15


  • SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope)
  • EDS X-Ray Spectrometer and Imaging
  • SEM Gold/Carbon Sputter Coating
  • Microscopes, Inverted, Upright
    • Up to 2000X
    • Dark Field
    • Polarized
    • Numanski
    • Phase Contrast
    • Digital Imaging
  • Computerized Image Analysis
  • Stereo Zoom Scopes
  • Quebec Colony Counters
  • Digital Macroscopy
  • Field Replication Microscopy
  • Micro-hardness Testers (Computer-controlled)
  • Extensive Metallographlc Sample Prep
    • Cut-Off Saws, including Automated
    • Mounting Presses
    • Automated Polishing
  • Macroetching Facilities