Met Troubleshooting Guide

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Why Do My Polished Specimens Keep Getting Scratched? 3 Key Reasons & How to Avoid Them

Nothing is more frustrating than when you go to evaluate your sample under a microscope and all you see is scratches across the surface of your specimen. You want your materials lab to run as smoothly as possible and these scratches can slow down your evaluation process, requiring you to start over or redo a sample. The good news is, these scratches can be avoided with the proper precautions, below we take a look at the three main causes for a specimen scratch after polishing and what you can do to avoid them in the future.

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Topics: Polishing