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Surface Finish Optimization for Advanced Manufacturing by Optical Profiler

Understand positive impact of areal roughness parameters in driving finishing process in manufacturing.

Research Abstract

Nowadays manufacturing processes go beyond simple stamping, molding or CNC machining steps. They include advanced processes that notably imprint specific texture on surfaces in order to improve parts function, like lower friction, extend lifetime or improve aesthetics in the often referred to finishing step.

This webinar illustrates how advanced optical profilers accurately assess complex surface texture through areal roughness parameters from ISO25178 norms. We discuss how these same profilers can be used to optimize manufacturing processes and then control the quality of the finishing step. Practical industrial cases will be shown- from a standard mechanical part used in orthopedics to a polymer 3D printed surface made using additive manufacturing.

Who Should Attend

  • Quality control engineers
  • Metrology engineers
  • Material Development researchers
  • Application engineers for Additive and 3D printing manufacturing
  • Designers of finishing means (blasting, tumbling, polishing, laser texturing)


Raphaël Deltombe

Morphomeca (LAMIH, Valenciennes, France)

Raphaël Deltombe has a PhD in mechanical science and hold CNRS's research engineer position at Morphomeca team lead by Prof. Maxence Bigerelle. His main research activities are centered on exploration and analysis of microscopic texture applied to industrial manufacturing pieces in order to identify specific roughness signature as a function of environment parameters (Process parameters, lifetime...)

Donald K. Cohen

Michigan Metrology, LCC (USA)

Donald Cohen has Ph.D. in Physics and Optical Sciences from the University of Arizona. Since 1994, he has established servicing company Michigan Metrology, LLC to help engineers and scientist solve problems related to “leaks, squeaks, friction, wear, appearance, adhesion and other issues”, using 3D Surface MicroTexture Measurement and Analysis. Prior that, he held position at IBM before joining Wyko corporation to develop 3D surface texture metrology instrumentation.

Samuel Lesko

Bruker (USA)

Senior Application Development Manager

Samuel has Ph.D. and engineering degree in material science from the University of Burgundy in France. Since 2000, he built extensive experience in optical profiler, particularly in using white light interferometry applied to MEMS, semiconductor, automotive and aerospace. His vast experience and passion in correlating roughness parameters with the performance of devices or parts has aided countless researchers and engineers in both academic and industrial settings