LIVONIA, MI — Michigan Metrology is hosting a surface metrology and tribology short course on April 11-12, 2019.

Michigan Metrology’s Don Cohen will lead the two-day short course in Livonia, Michigan. 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 and friction; sealing; surface energy; data analysis; and specifying surface texture.

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

Those interested in the short course can learn more and download the registration form at Registration can also be completed by calling 866/953.5030 or e-mailing

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 micro-texture measurement and analysis. Prior to forming Michigan Metrology, Cohen was V.P. 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 from 2000-2011 and is past Chairman of the STLE-Detroit section.

Michigan Metrology provides high-volume inspection services and problem solving related to surface roughness, wear, texture, finish, flatness and more.