Michigan Metrology offers online surface texture, wear class in March

Dr. Donald Cohen of Michigan Metrology will present an online class March 10-11, 2021, covering fundamental topics in surface texture, roughness, wear, finish and friction. (Courtesy: Michigan Metrology)

Michigan Metrology, experts in solving problems related to surface texture, wear, finish, and friction, plans an online, two-day class in March for engineers and researchers.

The class, which will be held online March 10–11, is part of a suite of online training options the company has made available to further understanding of surface roughness concepts.

“The March class is designed for engineers, technicians and researchers working in automotive, aerospace, materials, medical devices, polymers, and other fields,” said Don Cohen, Ph.D., who will present the course. “The online format makes it possible for our viewers to continue to grow their understanding of how texture affects component function— even while we can’t easily travel to attend trainings in person.”

The two-day class is presented live online via Webex in a professional learning environment. This class offers course topics including:

  • Measuring roughness and waviness.
  • Surface measurement instruments.
  • How to correctly set filters for texture measurements.
  • Data analysis techniques and tools.
  • Surface texture parameters.
  • How to specify surface texture.
  • How surface texture relates to wear, sealing, and other functionality.
  • Surface energy, adhesion and texture, paint appearance.
  • Mechanics of dry friction and rolling friction.
  • Fundamentals of lubrication.
  • Surface metrology strategy.

Students viewing the class have full access to the instructor for real-time questions about how the material applies to their particular applications.

In addition to this class, Michigan Metrology also offers online courses through the training site Udemy, and customized online courses for individual companies.

“We have been holding classes in surface metrology and tribology for over fifteen years,” Cohen said. “Our students report that the online format gives them excellent tools to understand these fundamental topics, at a pace that helps them retain the class information.”

Cohen established Michigan Metrology In 1994 to help engineers and scientists solve problems related to, “squeaks, leaks, friction, wear, appearance, adhesion and other issues,” using 3D surface texture measurement and analysis.

MORE INFO  www.michmet.com/classes