Title: Some considerations about the development of software measurement standards in surface finish

Authors: Alfredo Sanz-Lobera; Daniel López-Rodrigo; Andrés López-Baos; Fermín Lozano; Ignacio Paricio

Addresses: Aerospace Materials and Production Department, ETSI Aeronáutica y del Espacio, Technical University of Madrid, Plaza Cardenal Cisneros 3, 28040, Madrid, Spain ' Aerospace Materials and Production Department, ETSI Aeronáutica y del Espacio, Technical University of Madrid, Plaza Cardenal Cisneros 3, 28040, Madrid, Spain ' Aerospace Materials and Production Department, ETSI Aeronáutica y del Espacio, Technical University of Madrid, Plaza Cardenal Cisneros 3, 28040, Madrid, Spain ' Aerospace Materials and Production Department, ETSI Aeronáutica y del Espacio, Technical University of Madrid, Plaza Cardenal Cisneros 3, 28040, Madrid, Spain ' Aerospace Materials and Production Department, ETSI Aeronáutica y del Espacio, Technical University of Madrid, Plaza Cardenal Cisneros 3, 28040, Madrid, Spain

Abstract: In an effort to standardise algorithms and parameters concerning surface finish measurement, distinct relevant organisations have developed their own optimised software's applications. In compliance with the current ISO standards, these applications allow for a wide range of possibilities in order to characterise the input data which represent the surface. Nevertheless, an average user will commonly be unaware of the quantitative differences that arise among the results of the various software packages. Provided the opaqueness of the organisations and the inaccessibility of its intern codes, this paper presents an analysis of the abovementioned discrepancies. Furthermore, the main strengths and weaknesses each program shows are outlined as well. On the basis of the foregoing, the development of a new software, VisualSR2D, is finally introduced as an alternative baseline that potentiates such characteristics as efficiency, modularity or user-friendliness.

Keywords: surface roughness; ISO 5436-2; software measurement standard; softgauges; VisualSR2D.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMMS.2017.084797

International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems, 2017 Vol.10 No.2, pp.130 - 151

Received: 02 Feb 2016
Accepted: 31 Aug 2016

Published online: 20 Jun 2017 *

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