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Current problems in the field of surface texture measurement.

Leach, R K (2001) Current problems in the field of surface texture measurement. In: National Measurement Conference (NMC) 2001, 6-8 November 2001, Harrogate, UK.

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This paper discusses some of the problems that plague surface metrology. Whereas the most popular instruments on the shop floor are 2D or profiling systems, there is a clear industrial push towards 3D measurements. The paper discusses the ill-defined route to traceability for 3D surface texture measurements and suggests areas that need further research. It is asserted that the lack of specification standards and methods for performance verifying 3D instruments is the main cause of the large spread in the results seen in recent comparisons.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Keywords: surface texture, traceability, standards, topography, roughness, traceability
Subjects: Engineering Measurements
Engineering Measurements > Dimensional
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2018 13:17
URI: http://eprintspublications.npl.co.uk/id/eprint/2165

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