The mounting or embedding step is necessary when the sample is too small to be handled properly. In this case, it is appropriate to mount small samples in a resin that allows them to increase their handling dimensions.
Molding of a sample in resin is also necessary when a standardized template for automatic polishing machine platens is desired.
It is essential to embed the samples in the resin when examining their periphery, as the resin allows the edges of the part to be protected and visualized more precisely, thus avoiding any misinterpretation.
- Hot mounting
- Cold coating