ASTM Epdf – Download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online. ASTM E Standard Practice for Microetching Metals and Alloys. Basic Description: ASTM E is a method of etching a metal sample to reveal its microstructure. On a microscopic scale, metal is made up of many grains which.

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This standard is subject to revision at any time by the responsible technical committee and must be reviewed every? Information describing the appropriate glove may be obtained by consulting the MSDS for the chemical being used. Pure Al Etchants Uses 1a, 2, 3 4, 5 1b 1a, 3, w407 4, 5 6, 7 3, 2, 1a 8a, 6, 7 3, 1a 4, 5 8a, 6, 7 3, 1a 3, 1a, 2, 6, 8a 4, 5 3, 1a, 2, 6, 8a, 4, 5 1a, 2, 7, 6, 8a 3, 1a, 2 4, 5 3b, 6 general structure grain structure under polarized light grain boundaries and slip lines general structure grain structure under polarized light phase identi?

ASTM E is a method of etching a metal sample to reveal its microstructure. A selection of useful books on this subject is given in Refs. Composition given will saturate the solution with Aatm. At 30 V, etch for 1 min.

Immerse or swab 5 to 30 s. A light pre-etch, or a slight amount of polishing relief, may lead to sharper delination of the constituents after vapor deposition.

ASTM E – 99 Standard Practice for Microetching Metals and Alloys

Film on etched aluminum bronze removed by No. Electrolytic at 20—60 V for 1—5 min. Space electrodes 2 cm apart. All persons using any etchants should be thoroughly familiar with all of the chemicals involved and the proper procedure for handling, mixing, and disposing of each chemical, as well as any combinations of those chemicals.


Slowly evaporate the lumps and observe the surface of the satm.

Standard Practice for Microetching Metals and Alloys

If the chemical is not listed or if chemical mixtures are being used, contact d407 glove manufacturer for a recommendation. Swab until stain is removed. Swab 3—10 s or immerse to 2 min.

Individual reprints single or multiple copies of this standard may be obtained by contacting ASTM at the above address or at phonefaxor service astm. Polishes at high currents. Immerse few seconds to a few minutes. Repeat three times and repolish lightly. Follow with water rinse, alcohol rinse, dry. On a microscopic scale, metal is made up of many grains which can vary in shape and size. Your comments will receive careful consideration at a meeting of the responsible technical committee, which you aetm attend.

Use carbon cathode and platinum wire connection to specimen. Continued Procedure Electrolytic in Solution A: Immerse 15—25 min when specimens or parts cannot be given usual metallographic polish. Additional information can be obtained at the EPA website3. Electrolytic at 3 V for 2—10 s. May be used electrolytically.

John Wiley and Sons. Increase the HCl and potassium metabisul? Mix in order given. If specimen has considerable surface? H2SO4 may be increased to 20 mL for deeper attack.


Electrolytic at 6 V for few seconds to a minute. Alloying elements in the metal sometimes separate into microscopic particles with distinct shapes.

Follow with water rinse, alcohol rinse, and dry. It should be purchased in small quantities suitable for use in six to twelve months and checked periodically for lack of hydration. High magnification optical microscopy and sometimes scanning electron microscopy SEM is required to reveal important details.

Electrolytic at 10—20 V for 10—15 s. Immerse 1—2 s at a time and immediately rinse with methanol. Immerse or swab 5—30 s. In some instances it may be necessary to wear more than one pair of gloves to provide proper protection. Clean in HNO3 if necessary. An experienced metallurgist is required to interpret the images created. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

Use fresh, but allow to cool. Solution should be freshly prepared. Electrolytic etch, colors d-ferrite in stainless steels. To slow reaction, add water to mL very carefully with stirring.