We specialise in the process of micro-section testing.
To carry out a micro-section test, a shim of identical material is plated alongside a customer’s component, using the same method. The plated shim is then cut up using a diamond bladed cutting tool to minimise vibration and assure accuracy.
The resulting sample is then set in clear resin, and polished to a fine finish. The surface of the sample is then etched in an appropriate chemical solution to allow the nickel or diffusion layer to be examined under the microscope.
A UKAS-calibrated slide is then used to accurately calibrate software used to measure these layers, determining the thickness of the cross-section under an optical microscope allowing CBE+ to certify the specification of customers is met and met.
The specification for micro-section testing is BS EN ISO1463 & ASTM B487.
Whether you have a specific project in mind or simply want to find out more about our approach and capabilities, we would be delighted to hear from you.01246 529014 Williamthorpe Industrial Park, Holmewood, Chesterfield S42 5UZ