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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. […]
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Measuring adhesion using AFM – a better approach

21.03.2018 tribonet 160 Views
Brown University engineers have devised a new method of measuring the stickiness of micro-scale surfaces. The technique, described in Proceedings of the Royal Society A, could be useful in designing and building micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), […]
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White etching cracks

29.01.2018 tribonet 300 Views
Today, bearing failure due to rolling contact fatigue is generally a rare occurrence, and the final achieved service life of rolling bearings is usually well in excess of the calculated rating life. There are instances, […]
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New Wright Brothers Wind Tunnel

11.12.2017 tribonet 198 Views
Largest, most advanced U.S. academic tunnel will replace 79-year-old facility; Boeing is project’s lead donor with philanthropic commitment. MIT has announced it will replace its venerable 79-year-old Wright Brothers Wind Tunnel with a new facility that will […]
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Learning from Mussels

28.11.2017 tribonet 142 Views
A marine bivalve inspires researchers to find a new way to make stronger, more stretchy polymers A wide range of polymer-based materials, from tire rubber and wetsuit neoprene to Lycra clothing and silicone, are elastomers […]
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How do you wear your teeth?

14.11.2017 tribonet 100 Views
 Food leaves permanent traces on teeth. Cows chewing on grass, tigers tearing up a piece of raw meat and humans munching on tortilla chips all end up with tiny scratches and nicks on the enamel […]
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Sticky toe pads of lizards and evolution

31.10.2017 tribonet 321 Views
Gecko hanging on glass by one foot Travis Hagey, Michigan State University evolutionary biologist, shows how different groups of lizards – geckos and anoles – took two completely different evolutionary paths to developing the beneficial […]