Microsectioning, often called cross-sectioning, is the preparation of a sample to reveal internal features and/or microstructures. 

Printed Circuit Board MisalignmentTypical sample preparation consists of grinding and then polishing using successively finer abrasives to obtain the desired surface finish at the location of interest. MEE has a host of automatic and manual sample preparation equipment to handle large sample volumes, as well as samples of complex geometries. Our staff has experience with a wide variety of materials, including polymers. The MEE metallography laboratory specializes in precision sectioning of miniature devices, including microelectronic components and implantable medical devices.


Typical Applications

  • Structure at microscopic defects in IC devices
  • Dimensional evaluation of internal components
  • Flaw characterization in weld or braze evaluations
  • Microstructure analysis at fracture origins

Contact us to discuss which evaluation method is best suited to solve your materials-related problems. Or visit our Handbook of Analytical Methods for Materials (HAMM) for more in-depth explanations and typical applications of the analytical methods used for the characterization and evaluation of materials and products.