ASTM-B657 › Standard Guide for Metallographic Identification of Microstructure in Cemented Carbides
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1.1 This guide covers apparatus and procedures for the metallographic identification of microstructures in cemented carbides.
1.2 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Precautions applying to use of hazardous laboratory chemicals should be observed for chemicals specified in .
1.3 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
Significance and Use
4.1 The microstructure of a cemented carbide affects the material's mechanical and physical properties. This guide is not intended to be used as a specification for carbide grades. Producers and users may use the microstructural information as a guide in developing their own specifications.
cemented carbides; hardmetals; microstructure; powder metallurgy;; ICS Number Code 77.160 (Powder metallurgy)
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April 1, 2018