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surface finish

[′sər·fəs ‚fin·ish]
(engineering)
The surface roughness of a component after final treatment, measured by a surface profile.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The new guide covers the four main surface finishes used in printed board manufacture today:
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"The problems with this laborious process included some inconsistencies in the surface finishes," Taylor said.
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The semi-automated process provides a surface finish of 32 to 63 microns.
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It is used to roughen the smooth surface finish on the threaded portion of dental implants.
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When a Baltimore job shop decided to retool an aluminum milling job to meet a surface finish specification of 8 RMS, it found unexpected cost-savings as well.

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