Title

Surface roughness monitoring using computer vision

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

1-1-1996

Abstract

In this paper, a comparative experimental surface roughness measurement method based on the speckle pattern caused by a laser beam on a rough surface is presented. Surfaces with known surface roughness are measured using this method to obtain a calibration curve. This information is used to measure surfaces produced by surface grinding, and the results compared with stylus measurements. The online use of this method for tracking the roughness of a workpiece being processed on a surface grinder and to monitor the condition of the grinding wheel is also reported. Copyright © 1996 Elsevier Science Ltd.

Publication Title

International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture

Volume

36

Issue

7

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