High speed steel analysis
High-speed steel is a well-known material used in the production of cutting tools and drill bits, where mechanical properties play an important role in the instruments' lifetime.
Thanks to AFM-in-SEM technology, the area of interest was easily identified, and the material’s mechanical properties were measured. Using the nanoindentation module, the nanohardness and Young modulus of particular grains was evaluated.
- precise and fast localization to the region of interest
- in-situ analysis of nanohardness, Young modulus and surface topography supported by steel microstructure characterisation