Surface Roughness/Finish

Cutting Through Surface Noise: Easy Cylinder Head Inspection

This high-intensity, multidirectional lighting camera technology makes easy imaging of challenging part features on machined heads to provide a clear advantage for this automotive supplier.
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Surface Roughness/Finish: Articles

Prerequisites for High Surface Quality

The gigantic stainless steel Cloud Gate sculpture by the artist Anish Kapoor that is located in Chicago’s Millennium Park was polished by 24 specialists for several months as the final step. The sculpture weighs over 99 metric tons and has a seamless 10 m x 20 m x 13 m surface that mirrors the Chicago skyline.
The flawless surfaces required in mold making demand large cutting volumes during the roughing sequence, but a perfectly finished surface at the end. This analysis from Heidenhain examines how, along with high quality machine tool mechanics and control performance, the optimal milling result necessary to do this depends heavily on the measuring technology.

 

Surface Roughness/Finish: Industry News

NextSense Appoints New Director

Harald Hopfgartner is their new sales and marketing director.

Mahr Federal Expands Application Center

The double-sized center includes broader range of metrology equipment to enhance application development and customer interaction.

Mahr Federal Engineer Recognized by ASME

Frederick G. Parsons was honored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers with the Patrick Higgins Medal for outstanding service.

 

Surface Roughness/Finish: Products

Surface Roughness Testing Equipment

Ideal for incoming inspections, final inspection before shipment, process control on the production line and checking large components or structures, the SR160 Surface Roughness Tester from Starrett is tough, shock tested, and capable of withstanding the demands of a shop environment.
The SR160 Surface Roughness Tester from Starrett is tough, shock tested, and capable of withstanding the demands of a shop environment.

Measuring Surface Finish

The SFP1 probe option for the REVO® five-axis measurement system from Renishaw is the first to allow surface finish inspection to be fully integrated within coordinate measurement routines. 
Here are some of the latest advances in surface measurement work that show the newest capabilities and innovations in metrology for the shop floor.  

Probe Option Allows for Fully-Integrated Inspection

Renishaw's SFP1 probe is a fully integrated option for the REVO 5-axis measurement system.