Buehler is offering Etching and Microstructures of Tool Steels an educational webinar presentation in English on May 26, 2021, at 12:00pm CST. This webinar will focus on metallography and etching for tool steels and will last about one and a half hours.
This is the fourth webinar in the 2021 Etching and Microstructure series and will provide the foundation for understanding etching processes in metallography of tool steels. George Vander Voort, renowned physical metallurgist and an exclusive consultant to Buehler will deliver this webinar. He 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.
Tool steels have a distinctive hardness and resistance to abrasion and deformation. They are a variety of carbon steel and alloy steels that are ideal for making into tools that are used for cutting, pressing, extruding other materials. Their manufacturing includes heat treatment and must be exact as they need to meet required quality standards. Carbides are important in their make-up and may include: tungsten, chromium, vanadium and molybdenum.
The “Tool Steels” webinar will cover the core principles of etching for microstructural analysis in a metallographic setting. Etching reveals the microstructure of material samples. Metallurgists in heat treat facilities, manufacturing and research who analyze metals through etching to reveal microstructural details of tool steels will learn new techniques from this webinar. The topics covered include: