Replication system

The most versatile 3D replicating system

Replication system facts

  • Highly accurate
  • Non-destructive
  • Flexible
  • Maximum user friendliness
  • Precise measurements

RepliSet, RepliFix and Transcopy replica foil is a complete system for replicating materials. It is designed to transfer the structure of a solid surface to a flexible, highly accurate and stable replica. The result is an exact 3D copy of the surface, allowing microscopic examination and precise measurements. Our replicating system is accepted for ASTM standard E 1351 “Standard Practice for Production and Evaluation of Field Metallographic Replicas”.

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High resolution and form stability

The Replication system produces replicas that are dimensionally correct and have an ultrafine detail reproduction as well as a plane back. RepliSet can replicate details with dimensions less than 0.1 micron over the whole replica surface, which can be of any size or shape. RepliSet has no shrinkage and can thus be used for high accuracy metrology measurements.

Safe

The compounds used in RepliSet and RepliFix are non-flammable, solvent-free and cleared for all normal modes of transportation, including air.

Easy to use

With the easy-to-operate dispensing gun, perfect replicas can be produced the first time without the need for extensive operator experience. This allows the user to return to the lab with high quality replicas.

KEY FEATURES THAT ENABLE FAST AND SAFE 3D REPLICATION

  • RepliSet fast curing

    Fast curing

    Fluid compound with working life of 5 min. and curing time of 18 min. at 25°C (77°F).

    Fast curing
  • RepliSet tear strength flexibility

    High tear strength and flexibility

    Replicas can easily be removed from moderately re-entrant geometry without damage or distortion. Upon release, the material returns to its original shape.

    High tear strength and flexibility
  • RepliSet suitable

    Suitable in all conditions

    Being water-repellent, RepliSet can provide replicas of humid surfaces and cure on surfaces with temperatures ranging from –10°C to +180°C.

    Suitable in all conditions
  • RepliSet examination options

    Examination options

    All replicas are suitable for 3D examination by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and non-contact metrology methods such as interferometry, laser scanning and shadowgraph projection.

    Examination options
  • RepliSet replicas

    Replicas of any size and shape

    Flexible high strength replicas can be taken from inaccessible surfaces and can be removed from moderately re-entrant geometry.

    Replicas of any size and shape
  • RepliSet high res form stability

    High resolution and form stability

    High resolution down to 0.1 micron and virtually no shrinkage.

    High resolution and form stability
  • RepliSet compatible

    Highly compatible

    The materials are designed specifically to be compatible with stainless steels and other engineering alloys and not to compromise future corrosion behaviour after replication. The compounds are approved for use on stainless steel in nuclear plants.

    Highly compatible

Facts

Replication system

RepliSet

RepliSet
RepliSet
Replication system for non-destructive testing of a microstructure or a 3D structure. Fast curing twopart silicon rubber compound for flexible highresolution 3D replicas. For the 50 ml system, the hand-operated dispensing gun and the static mixing nozzles are used in combination with the 50 ml cartridges. For the 265 ml system, the hand-operated dispensing gun and the staticmixing nozzles are used in combination with the 265 ml cartridges.

RepliFix

RepliFix
RepliFix-2
For low temperature conditions or where rapid results are required. Working life of 2-3 min. and curing time of 10 min. at 25°C (77°F).

RepliFix-20
For high temperature conditions or for taking replicas of complicated geometry or large areas. Working life of 20 min. and curing time of 60 min. at 25°C (77°F).

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Transcopy replica foil

Transcopy replica foil

For making replica of polished and etched surfaces. Self-adhesive reflective Transcopy replica foil creates a permanent replication of microstructures, cracks and defects for future analysis in the laboratory.

 

Struers’ equipment is in conformity with the provisions of the applicable International Directives and their appurtenant Standards.
Struers’ products are subject to constant product development. Therefore, we reserve the right to introduce changes in our products without notice.

Technical Data

RepliSet and RepliFix Technical Data Sheet

Struers Technical Data Sheets are designed to help you make the best choice of equipment for your particular purpose. You can find important information such as capacity and performance specifications, dimensions, weight, electrical data, noise levels, ambient conditions and safety. In many cases you can also obtain an overview of accessories offering higher capacity and performance.

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Technical Data Sheet

Application specialists

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Correct preparation solutions

True structures require proper correct applications. Different material properties require broad application knowledge. Struers Application Specialists are experts in optimising preparation methods, because application knowledge is necessary to select the correct preparation solutions. Your material – our application solutions.

Birgitte Nielsen
Application Specialist, Struers ApS

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