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Buehler’s mounting media products are designed for ease of handling and preservation of the sample edge.

Explore our best-in-class hot (compression) and cold (castable) mounting compounds to make your metallographic sample preparation easier, faster, and more efficient.

Mounting Consumables

Between hot and cold mounting options, Buehler has the solution you are looking for to achieve a uniform shape for your samples to deliver on consistency, edge retention, and sample flatness.

Hot (Compression) Mounting Compounds

Hot Compression Mounting
Hot mounting compounds utilize heat and pressure to encapsulate a specimen and turn them into a flat and uniform mount with your sample inside. Buehler’s compression mounting compounds minimize shrinkage while protecting and preserving sample edges during the preparation process, and are here to meet your easier and faster sample preparation needs.

Epoxy Mounting Systems

Epoxy Mounting Systems
The ideal solution for mounting specimens that are sensitive to high pressures and temperatures and require excellent pore infiltration. Choose our best-in class epoxy solutions to improve the overall quality while reducing the curing time of your mounts. Combine with our SimpliVac®, vacuum mounting machine, to amplify pore penetration.

Acrylic Mounting Systems

Acrylic Mounting System
The ideal solution for simple geometry specimens that are sensitive to high pressures and temperatures. With cure times as low as 5 minutes, Buehler’s range of acrylic systems increase throughput in your mounting process while providing the reliable results you need for a consistent process.

Mounting Consumable Accessories

Simplify, improve, and customize your mounting process to fit your needs using our range of specimen support clips, filler and pigment additives, release agents, and mounting waxes. Buehler provides the solutions you need to get the best mount.

Ring Forms & Castable Molds

Mounting Accessories
Buehler offers a variety of hard and disposable mounting cups, open ring forms, and EPDM molds suitable for use with castable systems to help you optimize your mounting process. Available in round sizes 1-2in and 25-50mm, as well as larger rectangular molds, we have the size you need for your process.

Release Agents and Powders

Release Agents and Powders
Release agents and powders help prevent mounts from sticking to the mold chamber or mounting cups during compression or castable mounting. Buehler offers different mold release agent products to meet your needs.

Support Clips, Additives, and Mixing Cups

Support Clips Additives and Mixing Cups
Explore our sample support clips, available for both hot and cold mounting processes, to keep your sample in the correct orientation. Also view our additives, like conductive filler and pigments, as well as our mounting wax for affixing samples to glass slides.

About Mounting Consumables

Compression (Hot) Mounting is the preferred method for processing a high volume of samples that are not susceptible to heat or pressure. Compression mounting uses a mounting press such as our SimpliMet 4000 to apply heat and pressure to encapsulate the sample in a mounting compound, and provides cost savings for a high volume lab in the long run. Casting (Cold) Mounting is recommended for mounting specimens that are sensitive to heat and/or pressure. The term “castable mounting” refers to mounting samples in either an epoxy or acrylic resin.
Compression or Casting Mounting for your Process?
Compression or Casting Mounting for your Process?
Compression (Hot) Mounting is the preferred method for processing a high volume of samples that are not susceptible to heat or pressure. Compression mounting uses a mounting press such as our SimpliMet® 4000 to apply heat and pressure to encapsulate the sample in a mounting compound, and provides cost savings for a high volume lab in the long run.

Casting (Cold) Mounting is recommended for mounting specimens that are sensitive to heat and/or pressure. The term “castable mounting” refers to mounting samples in either an epoxy or acrylic resin.
Cast Media: Epoxy or Acrylic?
Cast Media: Epoxy or Acrylic?

Epoxy Mounting Systems provide great clarity and the highest quality with cure times of one hour or longer. Epoxy media is preferred when you need excellent infiltration and minimal shrinkage gaps.

Acrylic Mounting Systems provide cure times as little as 5 minutes and easy mixing ratios with moderate quality. Acrylic media is preferred when you need a fast cure time and easy to mix ratios.

Visit our Epoxy and Acrylic Mounting Guides to learn more
Recommended for mounting specimens that are sensitive to heat and/or pressure. The term “Castable Mounting” refers to mounting samples in either an epoxy or acrylic resin.
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