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(Buehler: Lake Bluff, IL) -- Buehler, an ITW Company and a global manufacturer of metallographic equipment and consumables presents “Fastener Metallography – Guidelines to Quality Metallurgical Analysis,” a complimentary webinar for novices to experts.

Fasteners (rivets, screws, nuts, and bolts) are the small but mighty important components found in a vast range of applications. They are widely used in automotive, aerospace, appliances (white goods), and in construction projects such as bridges among others. They are important in manufactured products because a vast majority of components employ fastening technology during assembly to maintain and guarantee product integrity over its service lifetime.

This webinar will explore metallurgical investigation of fastener components and related materials by highlighting preparation guidelines for the stages of fastener production process. Buehler experts will share the best practices to adopt, while following strict ASTM and/or ISO standards for fastener evaluation due to their safety critical use in aerospace, automotive, and other related industries.

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(Buehler: Lake Bluff, IL) -- Buehler has announced their latest addition to the world-renowned Wilson hardness testing range, the new UH4000 Series Universal Hardness Tester. This tester comes in two key configurations: UH4250 Hardness Scale 0.5-250 kgf and UH4750 Hardness Scale 3-750 kgf.

The Wilson UH4000 series is a robust universal hardness tester, that tests Rockwell, Vickers, Knoop, and Brinell hardness scales within the selected tester load range. Its sturdy design will withstand the toughest of production environment. The tester has a sturdy steel casting frame to ensure durability in production and workshop environments. The hardness test process is controlled by the industry leading DiaMet software, the most intuitive hardness control software on the market to make testing easy, repeatable, and automatic. With this software integration, it is an ideal tester in quality control and process control applications, whether it tests large or small manufactured components in the lab or directly on the production floor.

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(Buehler: Lake Bluff, IL) -- Buehler, an Illinois Tool Works (ITW) company, is sponsoring a new webinar for the testing of ferrous materials Dec. 4–6, 2018, in English, French, and German languages.

Buehler is offering this webinar to cover a variety of issues commonly encountered in both metallography and hardness testing of ferrous materials, including common problems and how to avoid them. Critical factors for ferrous-materials​-sample preparation include: blade selection, mounting selection, cost-effective preparation techniques, image analysis, and hardness testing.

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(Buehler: Lake Bluff, IL) -- Buehler has launched its SimpliMet XPS1 Automatic Compression Mounting System, an electrohydraulic automatic compression mounting system that brings fast cycle times and intelligent cooling to the specimen-mounting process. This efficiency is delivered by optimizing the heating and cooling steps in the mounting process, which minimizes operator involvement while reducing time, energy, and water usage.

The optional chamfered lower ram automatically bevels the specimen edge, saving time when preparing for the grinding and polishing process. Additional functions for specific applications are directly accessible on the user interface, simplifying programming to a few button pushes. Make high-quality, clear thermoplastic mounts by simply pressing the thermoplastic button on the front panel. Preset parameters are displayed for use or modification.

The SimpliMet XPS1 is available with a variety of mold sizes suitable for all mounting applications. The molds are available in 1 in., 1.25 in., 1.5 in., and 2 in., as well as 30 mm, 40 mm and 50 mm diameters. The mounting system can be purchased complete with the desired mold. Additional mold diameters and chamfered lower rams can be purchased separately.

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(Buehler: Lake Bluff, IL) -- By combining the industry’s most intuitive user interface, custom-designed optics, USB data communication, LED illumination, six turret positions, and an integrated digital camera, Buehler’s MicroMet 6000 Series establishes a new class of dead-weight micro-indentation Vickers/Knoop hardness testers. Buehler has produced many generations of MicroMet-brand hardness testers for more than 35 years.

The MicroMet 6000 hybrid user-interface combines a touch screen LCD for setup and data entry with rugged hard-switch buttons for daily operation. A tabbed menu structure enables users to access any setting with three clicks or fewer, which defines a new class in usability and ease of use.

From the USB data port ergonomically located on the front of the tester, users can export data to a flash memory drive in common formats. Additionally, a USB on the back of the MicroMet 6000 enables integration with Buehler’s OmniMet MHT software for automated testing solutions.

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(Buehler: Lake Bluff, IL) -- Buehler, a global manufacturer of scientific equipment and supplies for material preparation and analysis, has introduced its EcoMet 250/300 Pro grinder-polisher with AutoMet 250/300 power head.

New capabilities include the ability to store and recall 32 methods via touch-screen controls, a Zaxis (Z-axis) function that removes material by depth instead of time, and platen and power-head speeds that adjust in 10 rpm increments.

The EcoMet 250/300 Pro/AutoMet 250/300 semiautomatic system, with its programmable and adjustable functions, increases consistency and repeatability, ensures better flatness, and enables method optimization compared to manual grinding. The optional PriMet Pro modular dispensing satellite uses peristaltic pumps, not mist technology, to distribute lubricant, diamond, alumina, and colloidal polishing suspensions. Controlled dispensing offers repeatable results regardless of the operator, and it can lower consumable costs by preventing overuse.

Buehler also offers the EcoMet in a nonprogrammable version with push-button controls and digital readouts.

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(Buehler: Lake Bluff, IL) -- To simplify ordering and purchasing, Buehler created its new Sum-Met Bundles, which contain all the grinding and polishing consumables required to prepare 100 specimens. Using one part number and one price, laboratory, medical, quality control, universities, and other material analysis and preparation facilities can order Sum-Met Bundles for the following applications:

• Ferrous and nickel-based alloys such as Inconel
• Aluminum and copper-based alloys
• Titanium alloys
• Electronic and polymer, especially components such as wiring boards
• Ceramic and refractory nonmetallic materials common in high-heat applications

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(Buehler: Lake Bluff, IL) -- Buehler’s new OmniMet 9.5 image acquisition and quantitative analysis software improves lab efficiency and increases operator appeal compared to previous generations of the product. Specific improvements include browsing the database using a typical PC-style folder interface, the ability to store multimedia files (such as instruction files, written procedures, and measurement reports), a preview pane to view thumbnail images of files within a folder, the ability to flip and rotate images, overlay grids, improved bitplane manipulation functions, database administration tools to assign user rights and access levels, and an audit trail function to track file access and modification information.

Typical OmniMet users are in industries where quantitative industrial microscopy forms a vital part of the analysis process including automotive, aerospace, primary metals, metal fabrication, welding, electronics, printed wire board (PWB), materials science, university,  testing, and quality control industries.