Michigan Metrology short course looks at surface texture, tribology


Michigan Metrology, experts in solving problems related to surface roughness, wear, texture, and finish, will be hosting a surface metrology and tribology short course on April 11–12, 2019. 

Michigan Metrology’s Don Cohen, PhD will be leading the two-day short course in Livonia, Michigan. Dr. Cohen is one of the country’s foremost experts in surface roughness and its effects. The course’s topics will include:

  • Roughness, waviness, and form.
  • Instruments for measuring texture.
  • Filtering surface texture measurements.
  • Surface texture parameters.
  • Wear.
  • Friction.
  • Sealing.
  • Surface energy.
  • Data analysis.
  • Specifying surface texture.

The workshop is designed for scientists, engineers, and technicians working in the fields of automotive, aerospace, materials, polymers, and others.

Those interested in the short course can learn more and download the registration form, at www.michmet.com/classes.htm.

In 1994, Dr. Cohen established Michigan Metrology to help engineers and scientists solve problems related to “squeaks, leaks, friction, wear, appearance, adhesion, and other issues” using 3D Surface MicroTexture Measurement and Analysis.

Before forming Michigan Metrology, Dr. Cohen was V.P. of Engineering at WYKO Corporation (now part of Bruker Corporation), developing surface metrology instrumentation.

He served as vice chairman/chairman of the ANSI/ASME B46.1 Surface Texture Standards committee from 2000-2011 and is past chairman of the STLE-Detroit section. He holds a B.S./M.S. in Physics and a Ph.D. in Optical Sciences.

Since 1994, Michigan Metrology has been providing high-volume inspection services and solving problems related to surface roughness, wear, texture, finish, flatness, and more. Using advanced 3D surface roughness measurement and analysis techniques, state-of-the-art equipment, and expert understanding of 3D surface metrology, the company has helped thousands of clients with solutions for surface development, manufacturing process issues and product warranty concerns.

More info  michmet.com