Surface finishing

The History of Electroplating and a Historical Review of the Evolution of NASF

Posted by on Monday, April 5th, 2021 in

The history of electroplating is a curious mixture of mistakes, observations, serendipity and experimental development, enmeshed and entwined with the discovery of electricity in the late 18th century....

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Materials Matter : Roughness Measurement: Optical vs. Contact Stylus Profilometry

Posted by on Sunday, April 19th, 2020 in

Optical profilometry will become an important tool for predicting gear performance with more research and development of an objective lens to fit into tooth spaces....

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Roughness Measurement Tips: The Scratch Pad

Posted by on Thursday, January 16th, 2020 in

From the perspective of the shop floor environment, the previous Materials Matter column “Roughness Measurement Tips: 2 V 5” discussed the contact stylus 2-micron radius tip versus a 5-micron radius tip....

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