My relationship with Struers dates back over many years. The reason is their expert advice, good service, and their use of our application laboratory in the case of difficult questions that are best resolved on-site.WWU Münster, Institut für Planetologie Ursula Heitmann Mineral Specimen Preparer
Grinding and Polishing EquipmentA complete range of machines, accessories, and consumables is available for mechanical preparation, ranging from manual systems for the occasional sample to powerful and fully automatic preparation solutions for high-volume processing.
Grinding and Polishing Accessories
Struers offers a wide range of specimen holders for clamping of three or more mounted or unmounted specimens. All kinds of shapes of specimens can be clamped. For the preparation of single specimens, a wide range of specimen mover plates are available.
In our program you will find lightweight aluminum specimen holders designed with a dual-clamping principle. One screw fastens two samples. This feature facilitates faster clamping and, in most cases, also increases the capacity of the specimen holder. You will also find our leveling device for the leveling of specimens in specimen holders 140, 160, and 200 mm dia., as well as different types of storage cabinets for simple and safe storage of grinding disks and polishing cloths.
Grinding and Polishing ConsumablesA wide range of consumables is available for mechanical preparation to obtain the smoothest possible surface with minimal deformation.
- Smoothest possible surface
- Minimal deformation
- Long service life
Polishing is performed using abrasive film and cloths in the case of diamond polishing along with a lubricant. The choice of cloth, diamond grain size, and lubricant depends on the material to be polished. The first steps are usually performed using cloths with low resilience and, for soft materials, with a low-viscosity lubricant. For final polishing, cloths with higher resilience and a lubricant with high viscosity are used. Diamond suspensions and spray are used to obtain a constant removal rate.
Correct preparation solutions
"True structures require proper and correct applications. Different material properties require broad application knowledge. Struers application specialists are experts in optimizing preparation methods, because application knowledge is necessary to select the correct preparation solutions. Your material – our application solutions.”
Application Specialist, Struers ApS
The professional materialographer (Denmark)
Struers, Ballerup, DenmarkUpcoming
Efficient Plane GrindingRecommended
Materialographic preparation for TEM specimensRecommended
Preparation of Soft Materials - Avoiding the PitfallsRecommended
MEET SOME OF OUR CUSTOMERS
Don’t make do with what we say! Look for the truth in the experiences of the people who use our equipment and knowledge. We asked a few of our loyal customers to tell us what they think is most important about Struers.
Since adopting Struers equipment, we have made significant savings within our manufacturing process as a result of reduced manpower requirements and productivity improvements.Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK Ltd. John Smart Production Supervisor
We have always experienced extremely repeatable and consistent, high-quality results. The consistency and reliability of our Struers cutting machines was instrumental in our decision to install a similar Struers system in our plant in Indonesia.Grinding Media, Moly-Cop (Australia) Glenn Sullivan Technical Developments Manager