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Michigan Metrology Offers Course on Understanding Surface Finish and Tribology

May 4–5, 2016, in Livonia, Michigan

Published: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 11:49

(Michigan Metrology: Livonia, MI) -- Michigan Metrology, experts in solving problems related to surface roughness, wear, texture and finish, will be hosting a metrology and tribology short course on May 4–5, 2016, in Livonia, Michigan.

Leading the two-day course will be Michigan Metrology’s Don Cohen, Ph.D., one of the country’s foremost experts in surface roughness and its effects.

Course topics 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 course is designed for scientists, engineers, and technicians working in automotive, aerospace, materials, polymers, and other fields. More information is available at www.michmet.com/classes.htm.

Those interested in the short course can register by:
• Visiting http://www.michmet.com/register.htm
• Calling (866) 953-5030
• Emailing to info@michmet.com

About Donald Cohen Ph.D.

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.

Prior to forming Michigan Metrology, Cohen was vice president of engineering at WYKO Corp. (now part of Bruker Corp.) developing surface metrology instrumentation. He served as vice chairman/chairman of the ANSI/ASME B46.1 Surface Texture Standards Committee during 2000–2011, and he is the former chairman of the STLE-Detroit section. Cohen holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in physics and a Ph.D. in optical sciences.


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Michigan Metrology was formed in 1994 by Donald K. Cohen, Ph.D., to provide industries with 3D surface finish and wear  measurement and analysis services. Using the NPFlex 3D Optical Profiler from Bruker Corp. and a host of advanced analysis software, Michigan Metrology provides solutions for many types of surface related development and manufacturing process problems. Clients range from small, exciting start-up ventures to Fortune 500 companies in the automotive, biomedical and materials industries. Projects are constantly being performed to address problems from new product development to pressing warranty issues.