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# Surface Roughness vs. Mechanical Processing

## Mechanical production methods and their surface roughness.

Surface roughness from mechanical processing like

• honing
• flame cutting
• snagging
• sawing
• planning, shaping
• drilling
• broaching
• reaming
• electron beam
• laser
• electro-chemical
• boring, turning
• barrel finishing
• electrolytic grinding
• roller burnishing
• grinding
• electro-polishing
• polishing
• lapping
• superfinishing
• sand casting
• hot rolling
• forging
• investment casting
• extruding
• cold rolling, drawing
• die casting

are indicated in the diagram below:

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