National Physical Laboratory

Microstructural Characterisation & Analysis

Microstructural Characterisation 

NPL has an extensive range of advanced metallographic preparation and examination equipment, which underpins our materials testing as well as offering a one stop shop for microstructural characterisation.

Sample preparation expertise is available for a wide range of materials ranging from polymer composites to ceramics. Subsequent analysis and characterisation methods to International Standards or in-house procedures are available and many are accredited to ISO 17025 by UKAS. NPL actively participates in Standards Committees for the development of new characterisation and microstructural measurement techniques, which are directly traceable to primary standards.


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