Grain direction is a term used to describe the rolling direction of metal after being manufactured into sheet, plate or coil. It’s actually better to look at it by scanning electron microscopy. Groups of atoms make up crystals. This is oftentimes referred to as optical staining techniques to highlight various features on the surface of the metals that are anisotropic-type materials. CZ: Yeah, we will start taking questions here, just go ahead and type them into the questions box, and Wayne will start going through these: Question: “Could you please explain more about stress corrosion cracking?”. It is something that you would use in the microscope to take images of your samples from there. Planing or jointing operations work best when the knives cut in the same direction as the grain. It’s dissolving the surface away and penetrating down into the grains of the metal. It only occurs, of course, with metals that are under a stress load of some sort. Note also that in the blue colorization layer we’re not seeing the scratches so much from the polishing, and that’s because of the way it’s colorizing it. Whatever method you choose, note the direction of the grain of the stainless steel. Well, there are our scratches, again. four techniques to show you what they can really tell you, Nomarski differential interference contrast (NDIC). The "grain direction" being discussed here is the distribution of alloying elements, those alloying elements with larger atoms are more or less bound into place between the steel grains wherever they end up in the rolled bar or sheet. Exposing the steel sample to the salt and water solution is the quickest and easiest way to determine whether or not your sample has undergone the galvanization process. The test slices should be at a 90 degree angle to each other. It’s final polished with 1 µm diamond paste slurry, and the brightfield illumination is what most metallographers would be looking at to look at their polishing system. We can also go to colorizing the features in here with the etch. Again, on the aluminum end, we can cut through the score area of the flat— that’s what opens up the hole so that you can pour the liquid out when you pull that tab up. How well the metal deals with the expansion and compression (among other factors) determines the amount of unexpected deformation (see Figure 2). You must pay careful attention to grain or rolling direction when bending high-strength metals, especially when trying to achieve a small inside bend radius. They’re either bent, or they’re deep drawn, things like that, where they’re not in the normal relaxed position. This is unetched; we don’t want to see the grain structure so much—we’re more interested now in actually seeing the corrosion cracks rather than the grain structure of the metal. But if we cross the polarizers, now we can see the grain structure of the beryllium. If your tools are sharp and you’re cutting with the grain, your woodworking experience will be an enjoyable one. you will have less problems if metal is annealed or … We can also use NDIC to colorize samples. Notice they’re circular; they have black lines going through them, and when I initially saw this, I thought for sure that these were starch grains. Q: “Which method would you recommend to highlight transfer of metal from one source to another via contact?”. I suppose thin stock could be from sheet. I would agree with the rest of the posts though most sheet metal shops would not know what a #4 is and probably use a 220 grit if they had it. Polycrystalline materials are solids comprised of a variety of differing crystallites, which are also commonly referred to as the grain of the metal. Grain direction is set when the steel is rolled out at the foundry. Another outstanding reference book. On the left-hand side we have the plane polarized light illumination. I suspect that the recrystallized material that we’re seeing in there—from the birefringence with the crossed polarizers—is probably from the tin that melted during the welding process and diffused into that fusion zone from both of those plates as they were welded together. Pages may also resist turning if the grain direction is wrong. We can also see the protective coating is a nice bright white; we can see that much more clearly at this point. So we’ll switch now from surface imaging to cross sections of the base metals of materials, and this is known as metallography techniques. In cases where there are multiple bends in different directions, causing the grain line to run parallel with the bend, it is always worthwhile considering your material choice and thickness and also the size of the radius to limit cracking. Grain direction and its relationship to cutting tools is one of those mysteries most beginner woodworkers struggle with. You can also see that around that inclusion the metal is already fracturing because it’s so big in there. These, again, are brightfield illumination with the 1% hydrofluoric acid etch. WN: I guess it depends on the microscope—if the Nomarkski accessories are available for it. This particular book has all kinds of different alloys and is just loaded with pictures of microstructures, surfaces, and cross sections, and so forth. This is where the two overlapping pieces of the tinplate have been melted and welded together. The protective coating has fillers and pigments in it that are quite birefringent materials, and that’s why they show up so well now with the crossed polarizers. If we take a look at it with darkfield illumination, we don’t see the scratches quite as much, but it’s really highlighting all the little inclusions that are on the surface or within the surface of that metal. He’s an excellent resource. This is an outstanding book because the author goes through some preparation techniques, metallography preparation techniques, optical microscopy stuff, different alloys, different cross sections from metal forming, deep drawing operations, welding operations, other joining type systems, and so forth. Light microscopy imaging techniques, such as brightfield, darkfield, and Nomarski differential interference contrast (NDIC), are used to examine metal surfaces and polished/etched metallographic cross sections. We want to get past that cutting damage into the more pristine base metal, then we can final polish these cross sections, and perhaps even etch them like I have shown on the right-hand side here with the aluminum from this beverage can end. Wayne is a Senior Research Scientist with McCrone Associates who has over 40 years of experience in both electron microscopy and light microscopy. Beryllium is one of those metals that’s an anisotropic material, therefore, it will show up under the crossed polarizers with the grains that are in different orientations, and we can see the different colorations of the grains in those orientations. Grain growth is the third stage and this happens when annealing is allowed to continue after recrystallization is completed. Anything that’s really flat is going to look quite dark. If you want to do some reading on it, I would recommend. If you’re still interested in optical microscopy of metals, this is a great reference book: Structure of Metals through Optical Microscopy by Tomer, copyright 1991 by ASM International. We can manually control the grain direction of the metal in the flat pattern, and subsequently how the bounding box is oriented to address these concerns. We can see that there’s evidence of recrystallized material in that fusion region of the weld. You can also use this as sort of a quality test on your metallography to find out if you’ve actually removed the scratches and gotten away from the surface, and gone down more into the base metal. If you are a generalist working with different types of metals, alloys, and so forth, and want to compare what they look like under light microscopes, this is an outstanding resource for that. Q: “I joined a little late. Laurence, as far as differences in a forged blade and a stock removal blade, you're preaching to the choir.   |. This sample needs to be polished a little bit more. I had basic physics in school my friends. Slight, but is there. NDIC is really, really good for topography information on reflected opaque subjects like this. Cast steel parts and tools have a random grain direction and are in some applications, such as springs or pry bars, inferior to forged steel, even if only slightly. Wayne will field questions from the audience immediately following the webinar. Such as in crankshafts and landing gear struts in aircraft. In addition to the new "bounding box" sketch, there is a new option in the property manager for the Flat-Pattern feature: "Grain Direction".You can define a grain direction to use when calculating the bounding box for sheet metal parts. Actions . The steel grains themselves can re-formed in the heat treating operation. With a crystal you would start out with the same cubic structure but you expand the structure by attaching a square of four blocks and four sticks to the original cube with four other sticks so that you will have a double cube that share corner blocks. Here’s an example of brightfield illumination from a polished longitudinal section of a cold-worked carbon steel. Most of the forging improvement happens when the roll the billet into rounds before it is forged into a crankshaft shape. Finding the direction of the grain is usually presumed as being the first step of the process because of the fact that it applies to all cleaning agents one can use on the steel. The first 50 pages are his chapter, and then after that it has all kinds of images from different techniques: scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and X-ray diffraction, and so forth; lots of different material images by various other instrumental techniques. Here we can see the tin grains; in fact, in the center there’s a large tin grain that’s kind of a bluish-gray color, and if we rotate the stage 90°, we can change that color into a blue color and then have the surrounding material be more of the gray material. Add your contact information to our list, and we’ll let you know when new webinars become available. This is far less of an issue than it was in the past. WN: Typically, and certainly in transmitted light, one polarizer is put underneath the sample, and then the light comes through it and passes up through the sample, then the analyzer, which is the other polarizing sheet, is up in the light path leading to the eyepieces. WN: There are accessories for the NDIC. Actually, a good way to monitor the quality of your polishing operations is to look at it with NDIC. The center part of it (just to the left of center)—now we see that that lighter gray material is now kind of a bright white material under the crossed polarizers, so we can do one more thing: we can insert a first order red compensator into the light path, and that will also now allow us to see that these bright materials that are laying there on the surface are actually particulates that are crystalline materials; they are quite birefringent. Directional grain does impart a tad bit more load resistance in high stressed parts and tools. Think of it as Tinker Toys. It’s going to have to be a compound microscope, though, not a stereomicroscope. Now we can do some other things. If you take a food can, like a soup can or something like that, and take off the paper wrapper, you’ll see that down the sidewall of the can there is a stripe that’s about a millimeter wide and dark gray. Grain direction is a key factor in forming Not so much in milling... Sound like something is wrong with your machine/process ... cold rolled metal can have a grain and differences in metal properties from the hard skin to the softer center. It’s just a matter what you want to try to show as to the types of accessories and filters, and so forth, that you want to put into the system. The NDIC system has in the light path what’s known as Wollaston crystals, or Nomarski crystals, which are basically quartz wedges that are glued together, and we can move those wedges back and forth in the light path so that the light will go through different thicknesses of those two wedges to produce these different colorizations. Sorry, Laurence, no molecules in metals, crystals. They would be happy to help you out with some of the accessories that Wayne was talking about. The surface of tinplate steel is quite smooth and bright, and in brightfield episcopic illumination it appears quite bright and you sometimes have to reduce the intensity of the illumination to see the structures a little bit better. These inclusions were produced at the aluminum mill. The black material is now showing up as orangish-brown material and there’s a lot more of it—smaller features kind of scattered around that image—that we really wouldn’t even notice with the brightfield illumination. From my eye, I can see that a little better with the blue. In other words, in the electrochemical sense, the weld becomes anodic, the base steel metal becomes cathodic, and now when you have a corrosion reaction process starting, the corrosion reacts very rapidly within the anodic region; in this case, the weld. If the grain direction is strong enough, you can identify the direction by “feel.” Take the sheet of paper in your hands and gently curl/bow the paper towards the middle, first in one direction and then in the other … You are using an out of date browser. How to Read Grain Direction in Wood. Cut two test slices for cuts of meat you cannot identify the grain. The grain will run parallel to the bones, such as the rib bones of chicken or turkey. Brasso is a metal polish that works wonders on tarnished, greasy and dirty metal fixtures around your home. I can't tell a lick of difference which way a blade came of the sheet. As a general rule, the grain line must run perpendicular to the bend to avoid the potential for cracking or fracture. If you have any questions or good suggestions on our products and site, or if you want to know more information about our products, please write them and send to us, we will contact you within one business day. This is a longitudinal section, so we can see the elongation of the grains that occurred during the cold-working process to thin the metal sheet down to the final thickness. Quick Ways to Check Steel Grain Flow Acid Etching. Q: “For cross polarization, are the two polarizer filters upstream of the sample, or downstream, or what? CZ: I think that’s about it. They’re ground to get past the damage from the cutting area shown by the two arrows here—the two lines. The rolling has already done that, and it will not change in shape or direction during HT. This river-like pattern that you see in there is quite typical stress corrosion cracking. The polarizing filter is generally fixed in place and then the analyzer is rotated versus it. The blocks would represent atoms and the sticks atomic bonds. In today’s webinar, Wayne is going to talk about Ways to Examine Metals by Light Microscopy. Here is one of my favorite cross section images. This particular can does not have a coating around all of the surfaces of the tin; only around the weld, and that coating is about a half inch or so in width to protect the weld. So, there are a lot of things that we can see with these types of illuminations that’ll help us identify or isolate materials for further identification. I have never been concerned with the grain direction just grain size. Be aware that the parts are timesaved while flat, the grain direction … I also want to bring your attention to the detail that this can bring up. Here’s an example of an electrolytic tin plated steel surface with crossed polarizers. Further forging will add nothing to the steel, however the elongated grain shape is not formed in HT. A cast steel crank shaft was never rolled and therefore any impurities, inclusions, slag remain as cast and never broken down in a forging process, a forged crank doesn't get that many hits from a hammer though. Again, those are things to check with your manufacturer to find out what accessories you are going to have to have, but that would be the basic setup for it. These are what I call common light microscopy methods that we use for metals: The reflected light because they’re opaque, of course, and it’s also known as episcopic illumination, and the four types that I like to use are brightfield, darkfield, crossed polarizers, and Normarski differential interference contrast, better known as NDIC. On the left-hand side, we have the plane polarized light illumination and we have the weld zone, which is highlighted here: you can see that much different crystal structure, or grain structure, of the weld area versus the surrounding base metal to the right and left of the weld. It’s a very, very good reference book for all kinds of different things. The reason they forge somethings is because they start from a billet. Sometimes it’s a thermal set epoxy, other times it can be a two component epoxy that cures at room temperature. Here’s a polished brass. It’s actually pretty good for fiber use, looking especially at the natural fibers, to look at the surface structure of natural fibers. Controlled heat through thermal cycling determines the size of the grains, and properly done makes them of a uniform size, whether that be large or small, depending at which step the process is at. On the right hand side we have a higher magnification image of the weld zone under the plane polarized light so you can see the grain structure much better. Least of my worries. It’s an old book copyright 1972 by the American Society for Metals, or ASM International as it is known now. You can also insert a polarizing filter into the light path and that’ll help reduce some of the glare, just like it would from polarizing sunglasses that reduce glare on ripples and waves from a lake. You’re going to need the Wollaston prisms to be inserted into the light path, and you’re going to need the polarizing filter and analyzing filter along with it to do the cross polarization that you need to do with NDIC. Notice the NDIC is giving you some three dimensionality perspective of those weld grains from the etching process. My polarizing light microscope is the Olympus BX51. The result was directional solidification processing in which grain boundaries were eliminated by producing columnar grain structures aligned parallel to the axis of the blade, since this is usually the direction of maximum tensile stress felt by a blade during its rotation in an airplane. When you buy bar steel, the direction is normally with the bar in common carbon steels. This manufacturing method is where hot metal is compressed through rollers and forced into shape, elongating the crystals in the process. This is 2% nital etch. You’d have to check with the microscope manufacturer for that, but certainly it can. This is where samples are cut out of the metal and mounted in an epoxy medium. But when we use the NDIC we can highlight the base metal surface, and we can see very, very fine detail on the surface of metals with NDIC. We found out later through some analysis, by isolating some of these things from that can, that the material was actually iron carbonate. Obviously, with the metal forming operation that these sheets go through, they encountered a lot of fracturing problems because of these inclusions. But, we can certainly see it in this imaging technique with NDIC. It may not display this or other websites correctly. From there it starts to get complicated a little. McCrone Microscopes & Accessories would sell that type of thing for that microscope and also for the Nikon microscopes. is often the result of. When the corrosion attack starts, it doesn’t just go around the grain boundaries; it goes right through everything—all the grains, and so forth. Presenter: Wayne D. Niemeyer, Senior Research Scientist, McCrone Associates. thats why parts warp. WN: The microscopes that I have in my office are Olympus. Now I will hand the program over to Wayne. That’s the weld that occurs from the original sheet stock that has been rolled into the cylinder, and then overlapped slightly at the edges and arc welded to produce the final cylinder. Numerous examples are shown in this webinar. Even under... Oxidation Etching. If we take that same area and just increase magnification from left to right here, we can highlight that tin plating layer a little bit more, and we can see that it’s approximately 2 µm thick, so that’s pretty thin for looking at it by light microscopy. Now, you can take something like this image and take it offline into an image processing software and do particle sizing, particle distribution, particle frequency, you can do particles per unit area, and things like that to help characterize the sample. There are good reasons for reading the grain direction in wood. But again, these things can be used, then, for other imaging manipulations with software, and so forth, if you are trying to do some quantitative work with that. Q: “Do you have a particular brand of microscope that you use?”. We can also see in here that there are some regions that look like they might be stringer inclusions in the metal, and those are often important to visualize. Here we can see that there are different—perhaps phases present, especially in the blue. To view the grain direction, the flat pattern view must include a bend table. Texture or grain direction must be taken into account for accurate predictions of material behavior and characteristics when forming/bending. However, wrong grain direction makes book less usable and even leads to structural damage and early deterioration: When you turn the pages, they tend to bend a bit. In this stage, the microstructure of the metal becomes coarse and makes the workpiece lose some of its strength. But, in metals or surface imaging like this, we are actually seeing topography differences, and that can become very useful. It’s edited by Williams, Pelton, and Bronsky, and there are various authors that have contributed to this book. I am going to spend some time talking about this type of sample: it is a side seam joint weld from a tin plated steel food can. Each molecule will be an identical cubic structure of eight blocks held together by twelve sticks floating free around each other, more or less. So now let’s take the same weld and let’s etch it with the nital—the 2% nital. I want to draw your attention to what’s happening within that yellow box. This is a polished aluminum sheet section, cross section, that has one huge, major inclusion in it. Now the weld, in this case, is covered with an internal coating—that’s called the side seam stripe—to protect the weld from corrosion by the product that’s in the can. The etching does remove those very fine scratches. WN: Stress corrosion is caused by, obviously, a corrosion reaction on metals that have been stressed in some way or another. As far as can you order steel with a certain grain direction in relation to it's length, I have no idea why you would want to do this but if you wanted to pay enough money, as in thousands of dollars for a large run, you could probably get it done. Do you have a materials or packaging issue that needs to be resolved? JavaScript is disabled. Now you can take an image like this—a digital image like this, and take it into some image analysis software and do some, perhaps, grain sizing or frequency distributions, percent coverage of specific size of the grains, and things like that. Forging mechanical parts or tools can change the direction of the steel, but not the direction of the grains. groups of grains make up the steel. On the left-hand side, we have the plane polarized light illumination and we have the weld zone, which is highlighted here: you can see that much different crystal structure, or grain structure, of the weld area versus the surrounding base metal to the right and left of the weld. Q: “What kind of configuration is needed for NDIC?”. The etching material here is 1% hydrofluoric acid. If you get aggressive with regular scouring pads and go against the grain, you will leave marks on your appliance. Let’s take a look now at the base steel versus the weld zone, and the structure of that material. So if we look on the right-hand side, the colorization contrast with the blue for the base metal, and now we can see that there’s another layer, where the arrows are pointing to, on top of that metal between the metal and the coating. Here is a brightfield examination of a polished cross section of stainless steel that has very severe stress corrosion cracks. Very, very fine detail that you can see with NDIC that you’re just not going to see in any way other than light microscopy. But under the episcopic illumination, we see in the center there are two large very dark materials, and kind of in between them at the center the image is something that’s a little lighter gray, and then the rest of the surface is just the tin coating material. tear-out. It was caused by some corrosion of the base steel underneath the tin that was oozing up onto the surface of the metal and oozing out underneath the clear coating to produce these features. http://www.caffreyknives.net/journeymanarticle.html, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fy6CxszXCjw&feature=related. I do PLM fiber identification and I am new to NDIC. Charles Zona (CZ): My name is Charles Zona, and I would like to welcome everyone to today’s McCrone Group webinar. While it may sound simple, it can be much more difficult than you can imagine. the grain.The better you. Acually, the grain direction is not just cosmetic, but adds only a little more strength than cross grain does, and does have a slight advantage over cross grain. The software determines the smallest rectangle (bounding box) that aligns with the grain direction … Most metals, including aluminum, are typically found in a polycrystalline state. planing a board against. All mill bar steel is already forged by the rolling process. If you are doing some do-it-yourself work with concrete blocks, that may require you to mix your own mortar. That’s a typical morphology of a starch grain; the black lines are known as isogyres. Q: “Can Normarski be retrofit to a standard light microscope?”. Rolling and extrusion leads to a grain orientation parallel to the direction of transformation. George is a world-renowned expert metallurgist, metallographer, fracture analyst, and so forth, and he does a lot of webinars also for these types of things. It’s probably not available now. It is simple to use and requires very little effort to obtain a shinier, better cared for piece of metal. Like • Show 0 Likes 0. I always specify a grit (typical sandpaper grit) and specify the direction when it matters on the drawing. Now the brightfield, darkfield, and crossed polarizers are probably the most common illumination methods you’ll see in various publications and books, and so forth. When bending high-strength materials, such as spring or high-carbon steel, you should orient the part so that it can be bent against the grain. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Prepare a solution of three parts salt to one part water that will be used to test the steel sample. Stage 3 – Grain Growth. Does anyone specify the grain direction when they order steel? Tin, again, is an anisotropic metal; the iron base steel is not. Finally, if we look at it with NDIC, you can see now that we can really see the very, very fine features from the polishing operation, and we can also see some of these inclusions that are still there, but not quite as well as we could with darkfield—but if you really want to see very fine detail on the surface of materials that are highly polished, NDIC is probably the way to go so that you can really see what’s going on on the surface. Normarski is a little bit less known, but certainly not here; I use Nomarski quite a bit, and I’ll show you some examples of these various illumination techniques. The steel is transformed into its final grain structure during the heat treat process as the elements are realigned on a molecular level. We can also see some heavier scratches that also are kind of parallel to these little smearing things. You need to do some reading on it, I would recommend blocks no... 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