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surface texture
Computational Tribology

Which is the best texture?

Every so often, a natural texture is discovered and presented as a great texture for tribology purposes! Shark skin, leaf surface, or even snake skin are the most renowned examples. And it is true that […]

control friction in a bearing
General Topics

What is this device?

What if the bearings in the wheels of your future car/bicycle/motorbike was doing more than the normal bearing job? What if it could not only bear the load with minimum friction, but also insure other […]

salvinia molesta
Atomistic Tribology

An Engineered Salvinia-like Slippery Surface

The surface properties of materials are often critical because they dictate how they react with their external environment. An important property currently under intense investigation is how surfaces interact with liquids like water. In a […]

General Topics

Introduction to Sealing Technology

Let’s start from the beginning: what is a seal? A device or material that is used to close off or fasten an opening or connection, especially to prevent the escape of a liquid or gas. […]


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