maintains its own metallurgical laboratory in Remscheid (Germany) with state-of-the-art equipment including the following equipment and capabilities:
Spectrographic analysis to confirm or determine the chemical content of low-alloy steel, high-speed steels, as well as Cr-, CrNi-, and Boron Steels. A 1000x power electronic microscope to conduct microstructure evaluations, decarburization depth measurements, ferrite and austenite grain sizes in accordance with DIN EN ISO 643, and degree of purity/inclusion analysis in accordance with DIN 50602.
Determination of carbide formations in accordance with SEP 1520 and/or SEP 1615 for HSS-grades. Corrosion tests (salt spray tests) in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9227. BESTAR can also offer additional services to assist your customers with damage/failure analysis or cause investigations of a finished tool, research & development for alternate grades or new types of cutting tools, and heat-treat investigations.