Downloads & Support

Safety Data Sheets

Our safety data sheets are regularly checked against current regulations. All SDS are available as a .pdf download from the following page. If you prefer MetPrep to email you your SDS, then contact the office.

If you have any questions regarding these data sheets, please contact Tara Carter at

Preparation Procedures

We are delighted to be able to publish our preparation procedures. These preparation routes have been developed in conjunction with our current consumables catalogue. Our intention is to offer a comprehensive range preparation parameters that will enable you to improve your own preparation techniques.

If you have any questions regarding our preparation procedures please do not hesitate to contact us.

Technical Data Sheets

In addition to the information supplied in our Consumables Catalogue, MetPrep are providing Technical Data Sheets for a large amount of their consumables & accessories.  It is our intention to build up this resource steadily over the next few months and we hope you will find the information provided of great use.

Application Notes

Here you will find assorted technical publications related to applications that are related to day to day life in the Metallographic Laboratory. We will regularly update this page as we generate more data on any interesting projects that we are involved in.

RMS Diploma Download & RMS Diploma Addendum Download

Completed in 2015, Kevin Smith gained his Diploma from the Royal Microscopical Society for his work titled 'The Role of Microscopy in the Preparation and Evaluation of Metallographically Prepared Materials'.

We have now made this available as a free download for those interested in looking into this subject in a little more detail. The document is 117 pages long and has numerous figures and data which will help anyone looking at preparing materials in the metallography laboratory. The addendum has been published in a separate document due to file size.


After successful preparation, it is essential to use the correct etchant to reveal the necessary structure of the material that has been prepared. We have, therefore, provided some common etchants widely used in our industry.

If you would like to add any suitable etchants to this page, please do not hesitate to email them to us.

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