Three-dimensional surface-topography assessments using a stylus/computer system
by Paul W. O'Callaghan, Ramiz F. Babus'Haq, S.Douglas Probert, G.N. Evans
International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology (IJCAT), Vol. 2, No. 2, 1989

Abstract: A highly accurate measuring system has been developed for providing three-dimensional measurements of engineering surfaces and the quantification of surface degradations due to wear or other deformation processes. It is based on a stylus profile-tracing instrument, and incorporates an automatically controlled parallel-profile digitising stage. A software package has been developed to facilitate the processing, manipulation and visualisation of the data to research workers and/or customers. Examples of typical quantitative and qualitative full-colour surface representations produced by the system are shown.

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