Surface form measurement and analysis of a cylindrical workpiece with microstructures

Bin Xu, Yuki Shimizu, Toshiki Takeishi, So Ito, Wei Gao

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A measurement system is presented for the surface form measurement of a cylindrical workpiece with periodic microstructures generated on the outer surface of the workpiece. The main components of the measurement system are a spindle to rotate the workpiece, and an air-bearing displacement sensor with a diamond micro stylus to detect the surface form of the workpiece. The surface form of the micro-structured workpiece was measured in different rotation speeds and the relationship between the measurement repeatability and the rotation speed was investigated. The Fourier transform analysis and the wavelet transform analysis were employed to analyze the measurement results in the time-frequency domain for the identification of the error sources with specific frequency characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)936-948
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Advanced Mechanical Design, Systems and Manufacturing
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Cylindrical workpiece
  • Fourier transform
  • Measurement
  • Microstructure
  • Stylus
  • Surface from
  • Wavelet transform

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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