Definition of metallographer in US English:

metallographer

noun

  • See metallography

    • ‘Consequently, the ultimate goal of the metallographer is to produce a specimen with a flat, scratch-free mirror like surface showing a true microstructure.’
    • ‘This allows the metallographer to analyze the data while it is being displayed in real time on the cathode ray tube.’
    • ‘Historically, metallographers have attached grinding papers or polishing cloths to platens in several ways.’
    • ‘One small group of metallographers and materials scientists clearly had a valuable impact on our progress.’
    • ‘In well-characterized alloy systems, the metallographer can examine the microstructure and compare it to published images to identify phases and constituents.’

Pronunciation

metallographer

/-fər/