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When it comes to dependable equipment and consumables for materials testing, Manufacturers place their trust in Buehler. With a legacy spanning over 80 years, we’ve provided robust solutions accompanied by our dedicated support team.

Our extensive expertise enables us to verify the composition of primary metals and alloys quickly to provide the right equipment with the right specifications. Through hands-on training, readily available maintenance, and an expansive network of global industry specialists, Buehler remains committed to ensuring you are getting the most out of your partnership with us.

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Enhance your analyses, streamline your process, and maintain the highest brand standards for your components and materials with our free to download technical articles.
Metal Fabrication

Explore advanced manufacturing insights into materials preparation, hardness testing, GR&R, and a historic tribute to Wilson hardness testers.

Weld Components and Integrity
Weld Components and Integrity

Study the foundations of weld component preparation, testing, and best practices. Expand your knowledge in this vital trade.

Casting and Forgings
Castings and Forgings

Forge excellence through foundational articles on metallographic material preparation and analysis. Resources to expand your expertise.

Ceramics and Hard Materials
Ceramics and Hard Materials

Hard materials are made easy through material sample preparation. Explore ceramics, cement clinkers, thermal spray coatings, and more.

Additive Materials
Additive Materials

Build essential skills for success in this rapidly growing industry with expert insights on preparation, measurement, and more.


Energize your electronics expertise with Buehler: Precision-driven innovation in electronic component, lithium battery, and PCB preparation for manufacturers.

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Metal Fabrication

Innovating Foundations: Explore a collection of articles dedicated to advanced manufacturing fabrications. Gain insights into metallographic sample preparation for specific materials and parts like automotive crank pins, fasteners, and tool steels. Learn from our experts. Explore articles studying hardness testing analysis, GR&R best practices, and read a bonus article celebrating the rich history of Wilson hardness testers – century of excellence. Elevate your knowledge in this critical sector, where manufacturing drives innovations for the future.

Weld Components and Integrity
Weld Components and Integrity

Mastering Weld Integrity: Our applications team has studied precise metallographic sample preparation and testing of weld components for decades in this long-established industry. Welding, fundamental in manufacturing, receives thorough analysis with essential resources. Learn best practices for weld integrity and discover the science of choosing the right consumables. Expand your expertise in this vital trade, joining process development to manufacturing excellence.

Casting and Forgings
Castings and Forgings

Forming manufacturing advancements: These articles study the foundations of castings and forgings, focusing on specific materials’ innovation. Gain expertise in material preparation and analysis, elevating proficiency in this vital sector. Whether you’re working with cast irons and other ferrous materials, magnesium alloys, or tackling Brinell hardness testing, these resources equip you with the knowledge needed for excellence.

Ceramics and Hard Materials
Ceramics and Hard Materials

Gaining Concrete Expertise: Sample preparation of hard materials made easy. Immerse in knowledge of ceramics and resilient materials. Explore articles on cement clinkers, concrete, and thermal spray coatings. Discover the basics of sample preparation, from vacuum impregnation to precision sectioning, and learn the art of porosity measurement. Enhance your proficiency in this essential field, and master the processes of ceramics and hard materials.

Additive Materials
Additive Materials

Advancing Additive Manufacturing: Learn from our experts through articles that nurture foundational skills applicable in the dynamic additive manufacturing industry. Learn precision cutting, vacuum impregnation, porosity measurement, hardness mapping, and the art of consumable selection. These resources equip you with the expertise needed for success in the rapidly growing additive manufacturing sector.


Powering Electronics Innovation: As the electronics industry grows, Buehler stands as a steadfast partner to forward-thinking manufacturers. Our adaptable equipment and streamlined processes infuse reliability and precision into component testing during product development. Explore articles centered on electronic component preparation, lithium battery sample groundwork, and PCBs for quality control. Power on your electronics expertise with Buehler.

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Applications of Metamaterials

With Prof. Lorenzo Valdevit

An overview of the definitions and classes of metamaterials will be provided with a specific emphasis to the applications as lightweight structural materials. The various features of structural metamaterials will be discussed as well as the role of metal additive manufacturing in enabling the scale of these materials. Future pathways to the implementation of these unique materials will be presented.

Applications of Light Metals

With Dr. Carl Söderhjelm

The lecture will first review the prototypical structures and identifying properties of various industrially relevant light metals. Then, several case studies will be presented to demonstrate the novel use of these materials in light weighting across different fields. The lecture will conclude with emerging materials and tools to design them.

Additive Manufacturing Overview

With Mr. Brandon Fields

The field of metal additive manufacturing will be discussed with a highlight to the variety of technologies currently in use and identify the industry leading techniques. The core principals of each will be presented along with comparisons and use cases for each.

Powder Metallurgy Versus Conventional Processing

With Prof. Diran Apelian or Dr. Ben MacDonald

Powder metallurgy as a class of processing technologies will be covered with an emphasis to the key differentiations with conventional processing. The implication of critical solidification parameters including cooling rate will be reviewed as they affect the refinement of microstructures and the presence of metastable structures. Traditional consolidation approaches to creating bulk parts will be discussed as well as the use of metal powder as a feedstock to additive manufacturing.

The Linkage of Processing Structure Properties

With Dr. Ben MacDonald

This lecture will serve to established and review the core metallurgical principles that are essential to understanding materials as a system. With an overview of the hierarchical structural features of metals, fundamentals of solidification, wrought processing, and heat treatment, the interconnected relationships of processing, structure, and properties will be established.

Current Trends in Light Weighting of Structural Materials

With Prof. Diran Apelian

This lecture will serve as a motivation for the course with emphasis on current trends in light weighting of structural materials. Global context to the need for light weighting will be provided as it is critical to a variety of fields from aerospace to the electrification of transportation. Paths forward will be proposed, specifically the unique potential of metal additive manufacturing to accomplishing these goals. This lecture will conclude by introducing the structure of the lectures that will be presented in the course.