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Surface Roughness, Texture and Tribology Class/Workshop, May 4-6, 2022

Michigan Metrology will host an in-person, 2-1/2 day class and workshop in surface texture, friction and wear in Livonia, MI, on May 4 to 6, 2022. The class will include lectures and hands-on equipment demonstrations to help students expand their understanding of surface roughness concepts and applications.

"The May 2022 class is designed for engineers, technicians and researchers working in automotive, aerospace, materials, medical devices, polymers and other fields," said Don Cohen, PhD, who will present the course. "It has been over two years since we have been able to present this class in-person. The live format can be more engaging, and it enables immediate question-and-answer feedback. The additional workshop component will give attendees a chance to get hands-on training with measurement equipment such as optical profilers, tribology testers and 3D scanners."

The class will offer a deep dive into 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.

"We have been holding classes in surface metrology and tribology for over 15 years," said Dr. Cohen. "Our students report that the in-person format helps them to focus, understand and retain this fundamental information."

Registration requests can be made by emailing More class details are available at

For more information contact:

Michigan Metrology, LLC

17199 N. Laurel Park Dr., Ste. 51

Livonia, MI 48152


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