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Buehler Presents a Webinar: Etching and Microstructure Analysis of Titanium Alloys

Buehler Presents a Webinar: Etching and Microstructure Analysis of Titanium Alloys Image Lake Bluff, IL... Buehler is offering Etching and Microstructure Analysis of Titanium Alloys on, June 30, 2021 at 12:00pm CST. Register here: webinar registration page. This presentation will set the foundation and focus on microstructure analysis and etching for titanium alloys. The titanium alloys are widely used in aerospace, medical devices, military applications, turbines, automotive, electronics and other industries.

Titanium can be heat treated to enhance its properties through stress relief, solution heat treatments, aging or annealing. These are typically designed to improve mechanical properties such as ductility and toughness as well as machinability and structural stability. Metallurgists in manufacturing, heat treat facilities and research analyze titanium microstructures to ensure material quality, most often through etching. Etching can remove any deformed layer introduced during grinding and polishing of the material through sample preparation and is also used to highlight microstructural features. This webinar covers how to ideally etch titanium alloys to reveal microstructure most effectively in a wide variety of titanium alloys.

George Vander Voort, renowned physical metallurgist and an exclusive consultant to Buehler will deliver this webinar. He has served as Buehler’s Director of Research and Technology for over a decade. Vander Voort has over 50 years of experience is a worldwide leading expert in microstructural analysis, interpretation and measurement.

The “Titanium Alloys” webinar will cover the core principles of etching for microstructural analysis in a metallographic setting and including:

  • Review fundamental principles of preparation of titanium alloys
  • Share recommended preparation routes
  • Advise on common preparation problems
  • Provide recommendations on etch selection
  • Demonstrate microstructures typical of this material group
  • Highlight common problems in processing and analysis
  • Discuss key techniques to ensure success
  • Live Questions and Answers session


This webinar is ideal for metallurgists, metallographers, and metallurgical technicians, engineers, quality control and laboratory personnel in any metallography facility preparing titanium and its alloys. It will also benefit those working in adjacent fields such as mechanical testing, failure analysis and engineering - where metallography is not necessarily an everyday need, but an understanding of what it is and how it can be used to characterize materials and properties.

Registration is complimentary and a replay will also be available. Attendees will receive a Certificate of Participation after the Webinar. To register for the complimentary webinar visit www.buehler.com". If the Webinar interests you, but the date does not suit you, simply register to receive the recording shortly after the event. The upcoming topics are listed in the Buehler webinar registration page.

For additional information on Buehler’s products for material analysis or hardness testing, please visit www.buehler.com. Buehler celebrates 85 years in 2021 and maintains an extensive network of laboratory, sales, distributors and service teams that are available to meet virtually or in person with customers worldwide. To reach one of the Buehler experts.