Optical micro-metrology of structured surfaces micro-machined by jet-ECM
A procedure for statistical analysis and uncertainty evaluation is presented with regards to measurements of step height and surface texture. Measurements have been performed with a focus-variation microscope over jet electrochemical micro-machined surfaces. Traceability has been achieved using as reference contact measurements from a calibrated stylus instrument. A statistical analysis has been carried out and the method of least squares has been implemented to correct for systematic behaviours. The combined uncertainty has been evaluated accordingly and the expanded uncertainty has been finally calculated as the confidence interval of 95 %. Results show that agreement within single digit micrometer (dimensional measurements) and tenths of micrometre (surface parameters measurements) can be achieved with the proposed methodology.