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Struers works with universities and research institutes, offering a comprehensive breadth and depth of knowledge. Our experience and expertise enables us to provide answers to specimen preparation in new areas in a peer-to-peer partnership with many of the world’s leading academics.  Struers' equipment and consumables are all related to specific  usage scenarios. Whether the object is a delicate sample of a groundbreaking new material in a research project or a standard sample for inspection by a student, Struers' expertise is never far away. Struers Application Specialists are always ready to recommend methods for specific materials in specific situations, as well as to contribute with their own specialist knowledge.


Electrolytic Polishing

How to use electropolishing on soft materials to eliminate the risk of surface deformation

Deformation free surfaces are crucial in the use of advanced analysis techniques in materials science. Electropolishing offers a very gentle sample preparation, within short time. This technique is especially sutable for metals susceptable to surface deformation under mechanical impact, for example soft metals.


How to carefully cut and grind fish ear stones for microscopic analysis

Analysis of the series of layers in otoliths or fish ear stones is a common technique in marine research. Materialographic preparation techniques are used to carefully cut and grind multiple samples ready for microscopic analysis. The process has focus on meeting the very specific requirements on plane parallelism and surface finish.

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