Microscopic examination with digital imaging Microstructure analysis is conducted by microscope examination

Microscopic examination with digital imaging Microstructure analysis is conducted by microscope examination, a process that studies the structure of materials under magnification. The properties of a material determine how it will perform under a given application and these properties are dependent on the material’s structure. Industrial processes or treatments such as casting, welding and heat treating are often applied to metals to prepare them for particular applications and to improve their characteristics and properties. A microscopic examination may be conducted to evaluate the effects of a process on material using optical microscopy at low magnification or scanning electron microscopy under high magnification.