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Surface Roughness Measurement

Inspection Services for Measuring Surface Roughness

There are many instances in which engineering drawings or specs require surface roughness to be within a tolerance. In those instances, having reliable equipment to accurately measure surface roughness is necessary. One means of verifying roughness is determining the average roughness. This is typically done in either microns (µm) or micro-inches (µ-in).

Roughness of a surface can be measured manually by comparing readings against a surface roughness comparator, but more typically, a surface profile measurement is made with a profilometer. In both of these cases, accurate readings are essential to accurate roughness calculations. That’s where Cross Precision Measurement comes in. Our inspection team can verify that your machinery is performing the way that you need it to. That way, you know you can trust the readings (and in turn, also trust your production process).

Whether you need a part or product surface to be completely smooth or you need a controlled roughness, inspection services are an important part of the equation. Make sure your machinery or instrumentation is reading right every time with Cross.

Surface Roughness Calibration

Quality Inspection Services for Manufacturers and More

Roughness meters (or surface roughness meters) are precise instruments that measure the degree of roughness (or smoothness) of the surface of the target. These meters mainly come in either probe form or laser form. They are able to measure both flat and curved surfaces and even create 3D images of the shape’s roughness profile based on extracted data from the surface. Many utilize a diamond probe, though for some measurements even that may be too potentially damaging (for instance, manufacturing semiconductors).

Accurate surface roughness measurement has applications in

  • Checking metal surfaces for wear
  • Analyzing paint or polish
  • Ultra-small product manufacturing
  • Verifying cut surfaces
  • Accurate small measurements (eg, nanometers)
  • Maintaining product roughness tolerance
  • And many other applications

With so many uses for surface roughness measurement and analysis, it’s critical that you be able to trust your surface metrology scans of rough surfaces. Let Cross help. We can offer onsite inspection services or validate equipment in one of our many calibration laboratories. Contact a Cross expert today to learn more.

Benefits of Accurate Surface Roughness Measurement

Accurately measuring surface roughness can be challenging. Often, you’re working with very small measurements and very tight parameters. When it comes to microchips or semiconductors, even a small error in measurement can render a product useless. At Cross, we aim to avoid that potential problem all together.

Working with Cross Precision Measurement is a reliable means of trusting your surface roughness measurements. Our metrology experts will ensure that the product surface is measured accurately and consistently.

Surface roughness measurement can be performed on a wide range of surfaces, including

Reflective Surface Roughness Measurement

Nonreflective Surface Roughness Measurement

Smooth Surface Roughness Measurement

Rough Surface Roughness Measurement

Moving Surface Roughness Measurement

Stationary Surface Roughness Measurement

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Always Know Your Equipment Status

When you’re working with a complex process, it’s important to have a means of keeping track of equipment calibration, location, and maintenance schedule. Knowing these things can help you ensure ongoing production success and avoid unnecessary downtime.

At Cross, we also understand the importance of reporting and tracking in industrial processes. That’s why we offer GageSuite, our award-winning, cloud-based comprehensive reporting system for all your calibration, equipment tracking, and certification needs.

GageSuite gives our customers complete, 24/7/365 access to equipment histories, calibration status, and location information in real-time. With this system, our customers are able to miss less calibrations, be ready for any upcoming audits, and reduce equipment loss.

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See why customers love GageSuite, our award winning cloud based calibration management system.

The Right Company for Your Roughness Measurement & Inspection

Finding the right company near you for inspection and roughness measurement can seem like a daunting task. How do you find a company with industry experience, documented expertise, and world-class customer service?

The good news is that you don’t have to look far. Cross Precision Measurement Inspection services can provide you with everything you need to succeed.

Our top priorities are you, your production process, and your success. We’ll work directly with you to determine ways your production can be optimized to give you more of a competitive edge in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

Whether you need inspection services, precision measurement professionals, roundness measurement analysis, or a variety of other services, Cross can help.

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Why Cross Precision Measurement?

At Cross Precision Measurement, we’ve worked with a variety of businesses across dozens of industries in the commercial and industrial manufacturing world. And we’ve provided them with dependable inspection, calibration, instrumentation, and testing services whenever they’ve needed them.

Our goal is always to provide the best value to our customers. Which means offering the right service or product for their process.

We aim to provide our customers with the tools they need to succeed. Whether that’s in the form of product testing, process improvement, metrological equipment, or laboratory testing, we can help.

If you need inspection services you can rely on, contact Cross today.

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Since 1939, the precision measurement professionals at J.A. King have been your trusted measurement partner; providing accuracy, reliability, and efficiency to let you focus on what you do best. That same team is now the Precision Measurement Group at Cross. Learn more.

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Did you know… Cross Company is an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan). Our ESOP started in 1979 and as of 2006, we are 100% employee-owned! Learn more about our ESOP and how that benefits both team members and our customers.
Did you know... the precision measurement group at Cross was founded in 1939 by our current CEO's grandfather, Jim King. That's a whole lot of calibration!
Did you know... A fingerprint weighs about 50 micrograms. We know, we weighed it! The residue left from a finger can actually make a difference in weight results which is why we wear gloves when we calibrate weights. For reference, a sheet of paper is about 4.5 grams, that’s 4.5 million micrograms.
Did you know… Cross Company has grown significantly since our start in 1954. Over the years we've acquired 26 companies! Today, our five groups have expertise in everything from industrial automation to precision measurement, and industry knowledge going all the way back to 1939.