SONATS is equipped with all the means and tools necessary for metallurgical controls and expert analyses.
These investigative methods can be used to complete comprehensive expert analyses, in particular in addition to residual stress measurements and dimensional controls.
Cutting, mounting, polishing, etching
Optical microscopy, image analysis
Vickers and Knoop microhardness, Vickers macrohardness
Examples of metallurgical testings: macrographic control, thickness, phase proportion, defects and porosity observations, microstructure, coating thickness, decarburisation depth, inclusion analysis, hardness before/after treatment, quench and treatment depth, weldment controls, chemical analysis, diffusion study, concentration profile, fracture surfaces analysis, corrosion, cracking, etc.
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