Cold Mounting: Metallographic Mounting with Polyester, Acrylic, and Epoxy
We offer polyesters, acrylics, and epoxies for your lab's cold mounting needs:
Polyesters are an economical choice for labs with low sample volume and less concern about specimen edge retention. They provide an excellent way to make a mount quickly and easily.
Acrylics will cure faster than most other mounting media. They have excellent abrasion characteristics and fair edge retention. Acrylic is typically used for making multiple mounts where hot-mounting is not practical. A pressure chamber, such as the LECOMAT Pressure Vessel, will provide a semi-clear mounting material.
Epoxies provide a hard, chemical, and abrasion-resistant mount. They generally take longer to set up than other castable materials, but have superior flow and shrinkage properties. Long cure epoxies are used to mount the most difficult samples and can be placed in a vacuum to remove entrapped air and fill voids. Epoxies are available in quick-cure formulations that will cure in less than an hour.
Cold Mounting Details
- Castolite - Polyester
- Lecoset 7000 - Polyester
- Lecoset 7008 - Acrylic
- Quick and Long Cure Epoxies
- Ring Molds
- Silicone Rubber Molds
- Mold Cups
- Mounting Supplies
- LECOMAT Pressure Vessel
Mounting Supplies [PDF]
LECOMAT Pressure Vessel [PDF]
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