Tribology News

New bearings for high-speed applications

20.04.2018 tribonet 30 Views
A clear trend in compressor and pump applications is to raise the power density by increasing the rotational speed. To fulfil this requirement, SKF has developed a new range of single-row angular contact ball bearings. […]
Low temperature steel hardening
Advanced Materials

Low-temperature steel hardening – a new way

13.04.2018 tribonet 185 Views
EU-funded researchers developed a novel process for surface hardening of stainless steel that ensures high hardness with extraordinary corrosion and fatigue resistance properties. Stainless steel is the material of choice in various industries where corrosion […]
Superlubricity transition
Atomistic Tribology

Switching from frictional to superlubricity regime

11.04.2018 tribonet 154 Views
Studying particles sliding over a 2D potential lattice, researchers have observed a phase transition between a frictional regime and a frictionless, “superlubric” regime. Superlubricity—a regime in which the static friction between two surfaces vanishes—could improve […]
Advanced Materials

Remanufacturing bearings

09.04.2018 tribonet 77 Views
SKF has always recognized the importance of remanufacturing for heavy industries such as metals, mining, mineral processing and cement, pulp and paper, and marine. SKF has a large number of centres around the world that […]
The new platform should allow researchers to measure the effects of experimental drugs on different parts of the body before testing them in humans.
Bio Tribology

“Body on a chip” could improve drug evaluation

04.04.2018 tribonet 33 Views
Human tissue samples linked by microfluidic channels replicate interactions of multiple organs. MIT engineers have developed new technology that could be used to evaluate new drugs and detect possible side effects before the drugs are […]
laser development group
Advanced Materials

Shaping surface properties of metals with laser

28.03.2018 tribonet 220 Views
 In a laboratory at the University of Rochester, researchers are using lasers to change the surface of metals in incredible ways, such as making them super water-repellent without the use of special coatings, paints, or […]