Field metallographic replication is required in some applications where it is not possible to remove a component from service, or the size prohibits analysis in the lab. Replicating Media allows users to create a portable copy of the microstructure of interest.
Replicating Media for metallographic replication is a two-part silicon system that is simple to use, provides excellent dimensional stability, and has a relatively quick cure time. Metallographic replicating tape, or 'Acetate', is a thin film that provides excellent spatial resolution but demands extra care.
Both Replicating Media and Replicating Tape for metallographic field use create a 3D surface replica for analysis and examination.