Material Science and Engineering 218 Laboratory Module in Metallography Course Objective At the end of the course, the students will be familiar with the basic metallographic laboratory practices. Course Outline

  1. Introduction
    1. Class Policies
    2. Safety precautions in the laboratory
  2. Laboratory Exercises, experiments and some lectures
    1. Familiarization of the Microscope
    2. Microscopic Examinations
      1. Sample Preparation
      2. Etching of Specimens
      3. Metallographic Examination
    3. Photomicrography
      1. Taking Photomicrograph
      2. Developing of negative
      3. Printing of positive
    4. Surface Morphology Analysis
    5. Image analysis using a Software (optional)
    6. Hardness Testing
    7. Thermal Analysis
      1. Thermogravimetric analyzer – Differential Thermal Analyzer
      2. Thermomechanical Analyzer
      3. Differential Scanning Calorimetry
    8. Experiment on Powder Metallurgy: Processing and Characterization (optional)


  1. Kehl, the Principles of Metallographic Laboratory Practices
  2. Modin, Metallurgical Microscopy
  3. ASM Handbook, Volume 9, Metallography and Microstructure
  4. ASTM