10 A Secret Laboratory Of Metallography

A Secret Laboratory Of Metallography

Posted on November 28, 2011 by


The Soviet Union spent much money on outer space exploration building research laboratories which today turn out to be needless. This is a laboratory of metallography (metallography is the study of the physical structure and components of metals). Let's go see what's inside!


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It was a secret laboratory with doors equipped with access codes, that even some of its workers could not go wherever they wanted. It has been like this before, now it's different.

So, we're in the control room.

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10 Responses to “A Secret Laboratory Of Metallography”

  1. cockatrice says:

    AT (Ancient Technology) that you won’t be seeing in modernized Russian smelting & fabrication plants. The industry supplying Sukhoi would be laughing uproariously if you suggested them getting materials from here. Too bad it couldn’t have been upgraded and repurposed for something with financial return.

  2. YJ says:

    Collapse of the Soviet Union is the worst thing that happened to the world’s scientific community.

    • (r)evolutionist says:

      I would agree to a point. The end of the post-Stalinist thaw under Brezhnev retarded a lot of scientific research as Brezhnev was overly concerned with military and nuclear issues and neglected a lot of the theoretical physics and biological areas. Most of the major advances in science occurred in the 1950s to the mid 60s.

  3. Gerry says:

    Such waste of state money! At least all this equipment could be donated to universities and schools.

    • cockatrice says:

      Universities need to be using today’s equipment to be training their students to create the equipment and techniques of tomorrow. Donating this stuff would be using the equipment of three decades ago to train students to create the technology of yesterday. It just needs to be sold off to China so they can convert it into paper clips.

  4. geoff says:

    I can imagine men in white dust coats totally wrapped up in their work all around the place. It must have been very sad for them when it all finished

  5. a1111a says:

    all are continuing

  6. exiled says:

    Alloy design and manufacture is still part science and part black art. A lot of the equipment shown here could still be used (if working properly) in a modern lab. For instance, modern microscopes may have fancier controls (I know mine do) but it still comes down to the quality of the glass in many cases. I have certainly seen more done with less.

  7. bill says:

    The roundbottom flasks and glassware are very expensive and would be useful for universities. The dryers and thermometers (if functional) would also be useful.

  8. Mercal says:

    Weapons is all they can do, who knows if there was toxic chemicals made in the devices.

    What a depressing country, the people live a HaRd life.

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