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Combat Corrosion in Though Environments

20.07.2017 tribonet 741 Views

A new multimillion pound collaborative research project led by BP and the University of Manchester could help to dramatically reduce the impact that surface degradation processes such as corrosion and wear have on industry worldwide. […]

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Keeping the Wind in Your Sails

19.07.2017 tribonet 2,597 Views

  Just like any mechanical device, a wind energy system needs timely, appropriate lubrication in order to function reliably and predictably. Wind turbines routinely withstand extremely demanding conditions: vibration, high mechanical loads, contamination and moisture […]

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Friction: The Key to Rock Climbing

18.07.2017 tribonet 4,876 Views

This article explains the vital role Friction has to play in Rock Climbing. Thanks to Richard Jones and Glen Harding for their input. Friction is the magic ingredient in bouldering and rock climbing. It’s what […]

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Modern Applications of Tribology

16.07.2017 tribonet 325 Views

While Leonardo da Vinci commented on the effects of friction in the 1400s, it wasn’t until the mid-1960s that tribology was coined by Dr. H. Peter Jost and accepted as the term for the study […]

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Custom Tool Kit of the Future

15.07.2017 tribonet 73 Views

The world offers a wild number of tools to the modern tinkerer. Yet the perfect tool never seems to be within arm’s reach, or available at all. The angle of the handle is off, the […]

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Medical textiles and tribology

13.07.2017 tribonet 178 Views

NOT LONG BEFORE MY LAST SKI TRIP, I was having a lot of lower back problems stemming from a bad fall years ago. Without getting into too much blood and gore, I have a pinched […]

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Tribology at Work on the Strings

12.07.2017 tribonet 1,060 Views

There’s something about the moan and wail of a good gut-bucket slide guitar riff that can grab you by the innards and not let go. Any tribologist worth his salt is likely to have another […]

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Breaks Observed in Rover Wheel Treads

10.07.2017 tribonet 928 Views

A routine check of the aluminum wheels on NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has found two small breaks on the rover’s left middle wheel-the latest sign of wear and tear as the rover continues its journey, […]