EN ISO 25178-73:2019

Geometrical product specifications (GPS) - Surface texture: Areal - Part 73: Terms and definitions for surface defects on material measures (ISO 25178-73:2019) EN ISO 25178-73:2019

Publication date:   Nov 14, 2019

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60.60 Standard published   Jun 12, 2019


CEN/TC 290 Dimensional and geometrical product specification and verification

European Norm

01.040.17   Metrology and measurement. Physical phenomena (Vocabularies) | 17.040.40   Geometrical Product Specification (GPS)



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This document defines classes of geometrical defects that might be present on the surfaces of material measures and calibration specimens conforming to ISO 5436-1 and ISO 25178-70, and defines terms for ways of responding to these defects.
This document is applicable as follows:
a) to help customers and users of material measures for surface metrology specify their nominal features (ideal geometrical properties) when obtaining them from manufacturers and suppliers;
b) to enable users of material measures to formulate their own rules and policies for responding to the occurrence of defects in such a way as to minimize the uncertainty of their own measurements;
NOTE Such policies are required in ISO/IEC 17025:2017,,, 7.3.1 and 7.8.5 c) and d), for example.
c) to enable calibration laboratories and their customers to agree on a common policy on how to treat defects on a material measure that has been sent for calibration;
d) to educate users of material measures about the different significance and importance of different kinds of defect;
e) for other GPS standards which make reference to the issue of selection of measuring locations, or selection of areas to be measured or avoided in measurement.

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EN ISO 25178-73:2019
60.60 Standard published
Jun 12, 2019