When cutting a specimen from a larger piece of material, care must be taken
to ensure that it is representative of the features found in the larger sample,
or that it contains all the information required to investigate a feature of interest.
One problem is that preparation of the specimen may change the microstructure of
the material, for example through heating, chemical attack, or mechanical damage.
The amount of damage depends on the method by which the specimen is cut and the
Correct and precise sample preparation results in sub-samples that are representative
of the total sample and are essential to obtain accurate results. RMRC provide sample
preparation for a wide range of materials including metallic materials, polymers,
rocks, ores, process and recycled materials.
RMRC use international industry standards procedures combined with its technical
expertise to prepare your samples. We offer a variety of crushing and pulverizing
options for chemical analysis by XRF and XRD, vacuum arc melting furnace and coupon
mold for spectrometer analysis, tensile, compression, impact, fatigue and creep
test samples for both metallic and polymer materials.
A variety of different cutting tools and polishing substances are used to give the
best image quality for metallography and scanning electron microscopy of metallic
and non-metallic materials. Our skilled laboratory staff can help you to choose
the best option, depending on the sample type, and your required standards.