Buehler is offering a new webinar that will focus on metallography and etching for magnesium and its alloys which are prevalent in the automotive and aerospace manufacturing industries. ‘Metallography & Etching of Magnesium Alloys’ will be presented on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. This presentation will include the metallographic challenges of magnesium alloys. You cna register here.
Magnesium alloys tend to have a high strength-to-weight ratio, exceptional machinability, and low cost. Magnesium alloys are well-known for being the lightest structural alloys and when mixed with other metal elements to improve the physical properties. These elements include manganese, aluminium, zinc, silicon, copper, zirconium, and rare-earth metals. The material lends itself to a range of automotive, aerospace, industrial, electronic, and biomedical applications.
Etching enhances the contrast on surfaces to reveals the microstructure of material samples. Metallurgists in heat treat facilities, manufacturing, and research analyze light metals through etching to reveal microstructural details. This webinar is the final of the 2021 Etching and Microstructure series and will provide the foundation for understanding etching processes in metallography of Magnesium Alloys.
The webinar will be presented by George Vander Voort, renowned physical metallurgist and an exclusive consultant to Buehler. Vander Voort served as Buehler’s Director of Research and Technology for over a decade and has over 50 years of experience as a worldwide leading expert in microstructural analysis, interpretation, and measurement.
The Magnesium Alloys webinar will cover the core principles of etching for and magnesium alloy microstructural analysis in a metallographic setting and including: