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Surface Roughness/Finish

This category includes systems used to inspect the surface integrity of a workpiece after it has been processed by any surface modification process, including forming, metal cutting, welding, surface treatment, or other surface alteration. In the fabrication process, a surface’s roughness is a measurement of the height of irregularities and asperities on a finished surface after machining. ‘Finish’ is not a measurable quality, but depend on the viewer’s perception and the requirements of the task. Devices used to measure the roughness of a workpiece’s surface are called profilometers; manual comparison can also be made against a sample of a known surface roughness.

Automation and Metrology

To remain competitive, more shops are searching for ways to better utilize their quality workforce and supplement them with automation. But Ken Myers of Mitutoyo America explains that what automating metrology means to one person might not mean the same to another.

Surface Roughness/Finish: Articles

Automation and Metrology

To remain competitive, more shops are searching for ways to better utilize their quality workforce and supplement them with automation. But Ken Myers of Mitutoyo America explains that what automating metrology means to one person might not mean the same to another.

To remain competitive, more shops are searching for ways to better utilize...

Cutting Through Surface Noise: Easy Cylinder Head Inspection

With Video

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.

This high-intensity, multidirectional lighting camera technology makes easy imaging of challenging part...

Prerequisites for High Surface Quality

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.

The flawless surfaces required in mold making demand large cutting volumes during...
Surface Roughness/Finish: Products

Versatile and Virtually Seamless Dual-Measurement System

With Video

All Mitutoyo America FormTracer Avant models can be retrofitted with detectors that convert a contour measuring unit or surface roughness tester to a high-precision system that measures both attributes without closing down the software or switching off the controller.

All Mitutoyo America FormTracer Avant models can be retrofitted with detectors that...

Affordably Priced Handheld XRF Analyzer

The Vanta Element from Olympus Scientific Solutions Americas provides the same  fast material- and alloy-grade identification as the line’s other models in a rugged, cost-effective package. The 2.9-lb X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer works in temperatures ranging from 14 degrees F to 113 degrees F (-10 degrees C to 45 degrees C).

The Vanta Element from Olympus Scientific Solutions Americas provides the same  fast...
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