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This page tries to answer the questions we are most commonly asked by our customers.

How is surface texture measured?

Surface texture is quantified by parameters which relate to certain characteristics of the texture. Reference will be found to some thirty or more such parameters – each being chosen so that it best reflects the characteristics of particular importance for the given case. From this extensive list, International Standard 468 selects just 6 for use in industry. Please see this page for a description of these roughness parameters.