Controls: Quantity and size of periodic defects that comprise surface texture.
Related Terms: Surface Texture, ISO 10110 Part 8, Spatial Frequency
Specification Must Contain: Value(RMS or Peak), Spatial Period, and Scan Length
Optimax Preferred Specification: Value(RMS) plus application relevant spatial period and scan length
Reasons: Supported by ISO, represents most likely bulk surface roughness value
Manufacturing Standards: ISO 10110-8, OEOSC 1.0110-8

Surface Roughness

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