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The ASM Micrograph Database contains more than 4,100 micrographs for industrially important alloys, including ferrous and nonferrous metals, ceramics, and composites, each with details about the material, processing history, specimen preparation, and microstructure. Users can examine images, look for typical or optimal structures, or compare the effects of alloying or heat treating regimes on microstructures.

Each image includes:

  • Material designation and composition
  • Processing history
  • Service history
  • Metallographic preparation/technique
  • Magnification
  • Significance of the structures shown
  • Selected materials properties data

The database can be searched by material, condition, product form, and image code.  Content is updated annually, with an average of 150 new micrographs added to the database each year. 

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