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Latest Notepad Video: Average Peak-to-Valley Roughness (Rz)

The fifth video in the Notepad Series from Digital Metrology Solutions has been released.

The “Rz (Average Peak-to-Valley Roughness)” video looks at the world’s second most common surface texture parameter. Our eye can do a pretty good job of telling us the general roughness of a surface. Rz works similarly. One caveat: there are other definitions of Rz out there – the video explains the differences and what to look for.

“This video series is designed to introduce casual users to surface analysis,” said Mark Malburg, President of Digital Metrology. “Many technicians, researchers and engineers rely on surface data but only have a passing knowledge of how to explore and understand a surface. Slides, equations, and theory can sometimes get in the way. Each of these videos presents a single topic in just a few minutes. We take a concept down to the level of a simple drawing in real time, which provides an incredibly effective path to understanding.”

The Notepad Series departs from the typical web-based seminar content. “The Notepad Series flips this model upside down. The sessions are brief, informal, free, and there is no commitment or registration required for viewing.”

Malburg added that the videos serve as a catalyst for further training. “These videos elevate the basic knowledge level and make dedicated training/consulting more accessible and more effective.”

The Notepad Series videos are available at New videos follow every few weeks.