LAKE BLUFF, ILL. (PRWEB) OCTOBER 13, 2021: Buehler is offering a new webinar that will focus on metallography and etching for light alloys which are prevalent in the automotive and aerospace manufacturing industries. Metallography & Etching of Light Alloys, an educational webinar presentation in English on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 12:00pm CDT. This presentation will include the metallographic challenges of aluminum and magnesium alloys.
With the advent of the electric vehicle industry, lightweight technologies are becoming more important. In aerospace, airline, or aviation parts made with light alloys include airplane wings and fuselages. For the automotive industry, the strength and the lightweight of the aluminum alloys make them ideal for lightweight body panels that are thicker and more dent resistant. Magnesium alloys tend to have a high strength-to-weight ratio, exceptional machinability, and low cost. As a result, the material also 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 in the 2021 Etching and Microstructure series and will provide the foundation for understanding etching processes in metallography of Light Alloys
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.
The “Light Alloys” webinar will cover the core principles of etching for aluminum and magnesium alloy microstructural analysis in a metallographic setting and including: