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Is there a comprehensive list of surface texture parameters that also explains where their use is relevant? (FAQ - Length)

Yes. The Measurement of Surface Texture using Stylus Instruments, Good Practice Guide No 37 (84 pages).

This guide covers the measurement of surface texture using a stylus instrument. It describes the current international standards, introduces the terminology associated with surface texture measurement, and describes how to make measurements and how to interpret the results. The guide also covers the calibration of surface texture measuring instruments and informs the user of such instruments how to calculate measurement uncertainties.

Last Updated: 2 Sep 2014
Created: 9 Jun 2010


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