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  • Surface Texture Parameters
    Every part's surface is made up of texture and roughness which varies due to manufacturing techniques and the part structure itself. To understand a component's surface and to control the manufacturing process to the degree required in today's modern world, it is necessary to quantify the surface
  • Optical Instruments Defining the Evolution of Surface Texture Measurement in Manufacturing
    Surface texture measurement has a history that began a century ago with the advent of contact-type 2D measurement. Although measurement using optical instruments has been in existence almost as long as contact-type measurement, optical instrument measurement did not become widely used until about
  • Texture and Microstructural Gradients in an Extruded Aluminium Profile (.pdf)
    OIM measurements were used to investigate the texture and microstructural gradients observed in extruded aluminium profiles. The material used in this study was an AlMgSi-alloy containing 0.45 wt% Mg and 0.44 wt% Si extruded into a flat profile with a cross section of 207 x 3 mm2 carrying a fully
  • Seeking a Smoother Way to Measure Roughness
    In seeking a way to measure surface texture, Brown found confocal technology from Olympus to be among the most versatile in terms of dealing with surfaces and roughness.
  • Safety Standards for Slips, Trips and Falls
    According to the National Safety Council, compensation and medical costs associated with employee slip and fall accidents are approximately $70 billion annually. There are many factors that contribute to slip and fall accidents such as footwear type, walkway type, surface levelness, surface texture
    (30-ips clamp speed at 50% stroke). Milacron Inc., Plastics Technologies, 4165 Halfacre Rd., Batavia, OH 45103, (513) 536-2428. Bonding low surface energy plastics Adhesion is a surface phenomenon. A surface's texture, porosity, and flexibility affect the adhesive strength of a plastic joint. Ditto
  • Specular Component Included (SCI) vs. Specular Component Excluded (SCE)
    The texture and glossiness of your samples may make them appear brighter, duller, lighter, or darker. This is because an object's surface condition directly affects how the wavelengths of light reflect off that object and how our eyes will perceive its appearance. To more effectively evaluate
  • Coming: Self-cleaning glass and super-slick surfaces
    Ohio State University (OSU) engineers are designing superslick, water-repellent surfaces that could lead to self-cleaning glass. The patentpending technology could also reduce friction between tiny moving parts inside microdevices. The technology creates a surface that mimics the texture of lotus

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