The new revision of ASME B46.1-2009, Surface Texture (Surface Roughness, Waviness, and Lay), is expected to ship from Document Center Inc. in September, 2010, when it will be released from the printer’s. The new 120 page edition of this frequently referenced standard is expected to be widely adopted.
ASME states: “This Standard is concerned with the geometric irregularities of surfaces. It defines surface texture and its constituents: roughness, waviness, and lay. It also defines parameters for specifying surface texture. The terms and ratings in this Standard relate to surfaces produced by such means as abrading, casting, coating, cutting, etching, plastic deformation, sintering, wear, erosion, etc.”
ASME-B46.1 has changed over recent years to keep pace with comparable International Standards, like ISO-4287.
ASME-B46.1-2009 may be purchased from Document Center Inc. at www.document-center.com. Document Center Inc. is a leading reseller of specifications and standards, in business since 1982 and on the web since 1993. The company is among the top 3% of women-owned businesses in the United States.