Machining Finish Quality Using 3D Profilometry
Machining finish is a result of different cutting techniques exhibiting different surface features. Flatness, roughness and texture of a cut/machined surface is vital to its end use. Accurate clean cut reduces the further work on grinding and rough edge removal. For example, when marble tiles are manufactured, inaccurate and rough cutting may lead to mismatch during the tile floor installation. Quantitative measurement of the surface texture, consistency, roughness and others is critical in improving the cutting/machining processing and quality control measures.