Steely Solutions

Do you struggle with analyzing the quality and composition of your steel? How easily can you measure the surface hardness or fluctuating carbon concentrations? Are you confident with what your tools are telling you? Learn how LECO has been expanding what is possible when it comes to measuring steel with a free series of webinars.

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Topics: Metallographic Science, Inorganic, Elemental-Inorganic

See More Detail for Less

LECO's newest microscope, the VX4, fits in neatly with our entire metallographic lineup. For a lab that needs a compact and practical microscopy solution, the VX4 is an easy-to-use inverted microscope that gives excellent image quality.

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Topics: Metallographic Science

A Tip on Met Tips

Let's be honest, metallography is not exactly the biggest field out there. If you're struggling with your computer, you can ask the internet "why did this error message come up?" and get some troubleshooting advice, but if you try typing "Why do I have radial cracks?" into a search engine, you'll more likely end up with an article about tomatoes than you will an explanation of what could cause a radial crack in a prepared mount and how to prevent it.

That's where we come in.

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Topics: Metallographic Science

Met Tips: Metallography Made Easy

You need a smoothly running lab to efficiently analyze your samples, and LECO has you covered. We offer quality metallographic and optical solutions that seamlessly come together to give you results you can count on.

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Topics: Metallographic Science

The MX400—LECO's Next Generation of Mounting Press

As the newest mounting press to enter LECO’s lineup of metallographic instrumentation, the MX400 will streamline sample preparation with its exceptional ease-of-use and dual mount capability in a fully automated solution.

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Topics: Metallographic Science

New Video: See Our PX400/PX500 Grinder/Polisher in Action!

Our PX400/PX500 grinder/polisher emphasizes ease-of-use while delivering exceptionally flat specimens to help you keep your metallography lab running smoothly. Designed with the latest technology, the PX400/PX500 provides an efficient, safe, reliable, and clean grinding/polishing solution through a number of new and improved features to streamline your sample preparation.

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Topics: Metallographic Science

Our 2019 Metallography Training Class Schedule Has Been Released!

We want to give you all the tools you need to succeed in your lab, and this means being there for you each step of the way—even after the sale. We’re here to show you exactly how to use your new instrument to its full potential or learn more about topics of interest. In our metallography customer training classes, you’ll get hands-on lab experience in our state-of-the-art training facilities and learn about an array of topics specific to your recent instrument purchase or laboratory needs, ranging from daily operation to troubleshooting and using advanced features.

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Topics: Metallographic Science

Our Metallography Mobile Lab Provides Hands-On Instrument Demos

In addition to our quality products and attentive customer service, our mobile laboratories further set us apart from the competition. Fully equipped with the latest LECO products, these mobile labs conveniently travel to various regions of the country throughout the year giving you a unique, hands-on experience.

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Topics: Metallographic Science

Hardness Tester Verification for ASTM — A Practical View

We routinely get questions about how often hardness testers need to be verified with test blocks by users. ASTM provides guidance in   E 18 (Rockwell) and E 92 (Vickers and Knoop), Table A1.1, but the two standards use different terminology and have different requirements:

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Topics: Metallographic Science

See Our SX100M Sectioning Machine in Action!

The latest sectioning machine to enter our lineup, the SX100M, is an efficient benchtop unit designed for a wide number of sectioning applications. The approximate max sample cut diameter is 2.75 inches with up to a 10 in (250 mm) blade and a 3 HP (2.2 kW) motor with integrated electronic mechanical braking system. 

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Topics: Metallographic Science