New One-Day Surface Metrology and Tribology Class, November 14, 2024

LIVONIA, MI (July 7, 2024) – Registration is now open for the new one-day Surface Metrology and Tribology class which will be held in Livonia, Michigan, Nov. 14, 2024. The 1-day class offers a unique opportunity to learn the fundamentals of surface roughness, friction, and wear analysis, and their applications in manufacturing and product development.

“Over the years, many people have requested a one-day version of our annual, two-day texture and tribology short course,” said Don Cohen, PhD. “This new version of the class focuses on the material that matters most for the majority of people working with surface roughness and texture. For students who need a deeper dive, the two-day class will still be held annually each spring.”

Topics for the one-day class include:

  • Measuring surface roughness and waviness
  • Instruments for surface measurement
  • Filtering texture data
  • Analysis techniques and tools
  • Surface texture parameters
  • Applications and case studies

“We have been refining and expanding our classes for over 20 years,” said Dr. Cohen. “We are now able to offer both this one-day class and the more in-depth two-day short course. Both options are thorough and affordable opportunities to learn the fundamentals of surface texture analysis and its applications.”

Class details and registration are available at Registration requests can also be made by calling 1 (866) 953-5030 or emailing


About the Instructor, Dr. Donald Cohen

Dr. 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. Prior to 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 B.S. and M.S. degrees in Physics and a Ph.D. in Optical Sciences.

Dr. Donald Cohen will present the annual Surface Roughness, Texture, and Tribology Short Course, May 8–9, 2024, covering the fundamentals of surface roughness and texture, wear, finish, and friction.


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.

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