Finish Factors

More than meets the eye
By Chuck Lynch

Recent events have reminded us that what you cannot see with the naked eye, CAN make an impact on our ability to function. We, as engine machinists, are accustomed to working with dimensions that require us to use tools to help us “see” what is really going on.

One tool that helps us see what is happening when we machine parts is the profilometer. If you have ever given any consideration to whether a profilometer provides enough value to justify the cost, I want to help you with that answer…YES!

In this article, we want to focus on cylinder bore finish and nuances of process that may adversely affect our desired results.