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A Better Way to 3D Print Metallic Glass

25.10.2018 tribonet 634 Views

In the last several years, 3D printing with plastics has advanced rapidly. Now, a team of researchers have shown that it may soon be as easy and practical to use metals with 3D printing. Led […]

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The Evolution of Rotary Lip Seals

03.07.2018 tribonet 311 Views

In the world of sealing, it seems as though there are as many varieties of pump applications as there are sealing solutions. Many breakthroughs in technology have aided the evolution from braided packing to advanced mechanical seals, […]

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Guidance Notes on Friction

19.03.2018 tribonet 1,310 Views

In dry sliding between a given pair of materials under steady conditions, the coefficient of friction may be almost constant. This is the basis for two EMPIRICAL Laws of Sliding Friction, which are often known […]

Contact Mechanics
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Contact Mechanics Book

06.03.2018 tribonet 190 Views

The Handbook on Contact Mechanics (Handbuch der Kontaktmechanik) co-authored by Honorary Professor of Tomsk Polytechnic University, head of the Department of System Dynamics and Friction Physics at Technical University Berlin, Valentin Popov, a TPU alumnus […]

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Sharp knives – high friction

28.02.2018 tribonet 1,298 Views

Trying to slice a tomato into thin slices with a dull knife can get a little scary. The harder the knife must be pressed downward before the skin is broken is directly related to the […]

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On the history of elastohydrodynamics

01.02.2018 tribonet 557 Views

Here we present an abstract to a paper devoted to the history of eastohydrodynamic theory and his founder – Alexander Mohrenstein-Ertel. This paper discusses in detailes the peculiar biography of the scientist and the early years of the […]

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How to get sprayed metal coatings to stick

04.12.2017 tribonet 617 Views

Micrographs of a metal surface after impact by metal particles. Craters are formed due to melting of the surface from the impact. Image courtesy of the researchers. “When spraying metal coatings, melting hurts rather than […]