Back to home page of the committee
  This Committee
Please LOGIN to Reveal Members-Only Features
  Codes & Standards Resources
  Publication Information
Classification and designation of surfaces according to quality of surface.  

The B46 Committee generally meets in April and October for one to two days in various locations around the country. Its meetings consist of a half day to a full day of Project Team meetings and one three hour session of the B46 Standards Committee meeting.  The Committee works on writing Standards for new or emerging technology in the field of Surface Texture metrology, revising the current B46.1 Standard, and providing for the coordination of National and International Standards. The B46 Committee operates under procedures meeting the criteria for American National Standards.


The B46.1 standard was first published in March 1940. A Revised B46.1 standard was published in February 1947, January 1955, September 1962, August 1971, March 1978, March 1985, June 1995, October 2002, and August 2009. The current edition is the one issued as of August 2009.

Click here for more information about the latest B46.1 - 2009 Surface Texture standard.

Officers Staff Contact
CHAIR Brian Renegar
VICE CHAIR Daniel Schertz
Michelle Pagano
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Two Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 1(212)591-8399
Associated Committee Pages
B46 Project Team 53 – Surface Finish for Additive Manufacturing
Additional Committees
B89 Dimensional Metrology
Board on Standardization and Testing
H213 Special Committee on Harmonization of Dimensional and Geometrical Product Specifications and Verification
US TAG to ISO/TC 213 Dimensional and Geometrical Product Specifications and Verification
Y14 Engineering Product Definition and Related Documentation Practices
Other Links
ASME Product Catalog
Find a Standard
B94 Committee on Cutting Tools
Standards & Certification Update - Newsletter
ISO/TC 213
Photos - B46 April 2004 Seminar
ASME Tribology Division
B46 Standards in Product Catalog
B46.1 - 2009 Surface Texture Standard Fact Sheet

*This document is for ASME committee use only, and not for any other
distribution, republication or resale purposes. Any other reproduction or
use of this document, in full or part, is strictly prohibited.
Minimum Site Requirements: IE 6.0+Firefox 2.0+Chrome 4.0+

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Copyright © 1996- ASME. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy Statement