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Roughness Tester Market

Market Insights on Roughness Tester covering sales outlook, demand forecast & up-to-date key trends

Roughness Tester Market By Product Type (Portable Roughness Tester, Surface Roughness Tester, Digital Roughness Tester), End Use (Construction, Automobile, Laboratory) & Region - Forecast 2022-2032

Roughness Tester Market Overview

The global demand for roughness tester is anticipated to increase at a steady CAGR of around 4% to 4.6% between 2022 and 2032, generating substantial revenues by the end of the forecast period. Growth in the market is attributable to the surging demand for roughness testers from various end use verticals such as construction and automotive.

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Roughness Tester Market Projected Growth Rate (2022-2032)

4% - 4.6% CAGR

Roughness tester is an electronic instrument used for testing the roughness of surfaces. It has the ability to swiftly and accurately determine the surface roughness or surface texture of a material. It has become one of the most commonly used devices across industrial and laboratory facilities for measuring the roughness depth (Rz) and mean roughness value (Ra) in micrometers or microns. Roughness testers can be used on all kinds of surfaces.

Roughness is an important indicator of determining how a real object will interact with its environment. Any deviation or problem in machined surface affects its performance and quality, which in turn can have a significant impact on product performance.

It has been observed that rough surfaces wear more rapidly than smoother ones as they are more prone to cracks and corrosion, although they can facilitate adhesion. In order to achieve the required smoothness of surfaces, roughness testers are being increasingly used across automotive construction and laboratory sectors. This is providing a measure impetus to the growth of roughness tester market and the trend is likely to continue in the future.

Various types of roughness testers such as portable roughness tester, surface roughness tester, and digital roughness tester are available in the market, which enables the end users to choose any specific product as per their requirements.

Rapid industrialization and surge in the number of manufacturing facilities will continue to generate sales prospects for roughness testers during the forecast period.

Which are Some Prominent Drivers Spearheading Roughness Tester Market Growth?

Exponential growth of automotive and construction industries, penetration of novel technologies across industries, innovations in roughness testing technology, and increasing need for determining the surface texture for enhancing product quality and life as well ensuring their proper functioning are some of the major factors driving the global roughness tester market.

Over the last few years, demand for surface roughness testers has witnessed a huge upsurge across diverse industries including automobile and construction and the trend is likely to continue during the forecast period. As geometric and material properties of surfaces significantly affect wear, friction, corrosion and electrical conductivity of materials, there is a need to keep the surface roughness within the controllable limits. This is creating demand for surface texture testing devices like roughness testers.

Roughness testers are being increasingly used to measure the roughness of surfaces with the aim of modifying them according to specific needs. They have become ideal solutions for testing roughness during manufacturing processes as well as in test labs. Various roughness testers have interchangeable stylus or probe for measuring different shapes, curves and offsets.

Monitoring and measuring surface roughness is essential for improving the quality of products and ensuring their proper functioning. For this purpose, industries continuously use roughness testers.

Various types of roughness testers are used to protect the product quality of automotive applications such as brake shoes, friction plates, and pads as well as electronics applications such as lead frames or copper panels. These multiple applications of roughness testers will continue to push their sales in future.

In addition to this, roughness testers are also used in mechanical field where they accurately predict the performance of mechanical elements. This will further generate growth prospects within the roughness tester market during the forecast period.

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What are the Challenges Faced by the Roughness Tester Industry?

Despite growing popularity of roughness testers, there are various factors that are likely to challenge market growth during the forecast period. Some of these factors are the lack of skilled workforce and poor penetration of roughness testers across various emerging economies.

Will North America Retain its Dominant Position in the Global Roughness Tester Market?

Spurred by rapid growth of automotive and construction industries, heavy presence of leading market giants, and increasing penetration of novel technologies, North America will continue to dominate the global tester market during the forecast period.

Rising focus towards improving manufacturing processes for better product quality across various end use verticals in countries like the United States will continue to boost the sales of roughness testers during the forecast period.

Various industries like automotive are increasingly using roughness testers to test the roughness of different machinery processed parts in real time application. These roughness testers have emerged as ideal solutions for improving product quality across industries.

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How is Europe Contributing to Growth of the Roughness tester Market?

According to Future Market Insights, Europe is expected to provide immense growth opportunities for roughness testers, with U.K. and Germany leading the pack. Adoption of advanced technologies and robust developments in automotive and mechanical industries is keeping sales of roughness testers afloat across the region.

Countries such as Belgium, U.K, Germany and Czech Republic are all generating high demand for roughness testers, as these regions are witnessing an uptick in construction and automotive activities.

Market Competition

Some of the key participants present in the global roughness tester market include Taylor Hobson (AMETEK), PCE Instruments, INTEC Precision Equipment, Starrett, Testing Machine Inc. (TMI), TMTeck Instrument, Tesa, Beijing Dragon Electronics, Elcometer USA, India Tools & Instruments Co., and Mitutoyo.

These market players are continuously upgrading their product portfolios to increase their customer base. Besides this, they have adopted growth strategies such as partnerships, collaborations, acquisitions, strengthening of distribution channels, and product launches in attractive markets of Asia, Africa, and Middle East to expand their global footprint.

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Report Scope

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Growth Rate

CAGR of 4% - 4.6% from 2022 to 2032

Base Year for Estimation


Historical Data


Forecast Period


Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD Billion, Volume in Kilotons and CAGR from 2022-2032

Report Coverage

Revenue Forecast, Volume Forecast, Company Ranking, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, Trends and Pricing Analysis

Segments Covered

  • Product Type
  • End Use
  • Region

Regions Covered

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe
  • APEJ
  • Japan
  • Middle East and Africa

Key Countries Profiled

  • U.S
  • Canada
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Germany
  • U.K
  • France
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Nordics
  • Australia & New Zealand
  • China
  • India
  • GCC
  • South Africa

Key Companies Profiled

  • Taylor Hobson (AMETEK)
  • PCE Instruments
  • INTEC Precision Equipment
  • Starrett
  • Testing Machine Inc. (TMI)
  • TMTeck Instrument
  • Tesa
  • Beijing Dragon Electronics
  • Elcometer USA
  • India Tools & Instruments Co.
  • Mitutoyo.


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Key Segments Profiled in the Roughness Tester Industry Survey

By Product Type:

  • Portable Roughness Tester  
  • Surface Roughness Tester  
  • Digital Roughness Tester

By End Use:

  • Construction
  • Automobile 
  • Laboratory

By Region:

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe
  • APEJ
  • Japan
  • Middle East & Africa

Frequently Asked Questions

FMI projects the global sales of roughness tester market to grow at around 4% to 4.6% CAGR over the forecast period.

As per FMI, North America will continue to remain the most lucrative market for roughness testers during the forecast period.

Taylor Hobson (AMETEK), PCE Instruments, INTEC Precision Equipment, Starrett, Testing Machine Inc. (TMI), and TMTeck Instrument are some prominent roughness tester manufacturers

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