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Roughness Comparison Specimens

Roughness Comparison Specimens
Type 130

Roughness Comparison Specimens Item 013
EDM Finish Scale, Type 013

The Roughness Comparison Specimens are simple to use, inexpensive, and therefore widely used in many different applications. They are great for checking roughness of turned, milled, ground, reamed, polished or lapped parts during machining.




The measurement of surface roughness is not as straight forward as most other engineering measurements, such as length, angle or hardness; and in order to get good accuracy, expensive instruments are needed. These are often unsuitable for workshop use, where roughness of machined surfaces can usually be assessed conveniently and with sufficient reliability using visual and tactile (fingernail) comparison with a standard set of surfaces machined in the same way.

  • There are types to choose from:
    • Comparison Standards Type 130
      • This set consists of 30 comparison specimens, covering six commonly-used machining methods (6 turned, 6 end-milled, 6 horizontally milled, 6 surface-ground, 3 lapped, 3 reamed/drilled. A label gives the Ra and Rz values of each specimen in both metric and imperial units.
      • Great for checking the roughness of spark-eroded surfaces as described in the VDI 3400 Guideline, the roughness of steel surfaces which have been prepared for painting by blast-cleaning, as outlined in ISO 8503 and estimating the surface roughness prior to accurate measurement by a stylus instrument, as recommended
        in BS EN ISO 4288, eg.
      • They can by used to check the seriousness of damage to parts caused by nicks, dents and scratches and reconditioned ship propeller blades
      • Made from 100% Nickel
    • Comparison Standards Type 013
      • This comparator scale has 12 specimens of spark-eroded (EDM) surfaces, with roughness values corresponding to nos. 12 - 45 inclusive as specified in the internationally-used guideline document VDI 3400.
      • A label on the rear face gives the Ra and Rz roughness values for each patch.
      • It is a scale often used by German machine manufacturers



Prices subject to change    Prices listed in US dollars for domestic shipments within US, Canada, & Mexico only    Export orders require quotations - click here for a quote     For more info call us 1-800-762-2478 or 954-946-9454.
Item Number Item Prices
SU-401130 Roughness Comparison, Type 130 $288.00
SU-402130 Roughness Comparison, EDM, Type 013 128.00


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