PTFE
Advanced Materials

Improved bonding of low friction PTFE

The convenience of non-stick, Teflon-coated cookware is appreciated in kitchens worldwide, particularly by anyone doing the washing up. The chemical making up Teflon, polytetrafluoroethylene or PTFE, is one of the slipperiest materials known. Outside the […]

geckos
Bio Tribology

Sticky toe pads of lizards and evolution

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 […]

Contact mechanics challenge
Computational Tribology

Contact mechanics challenge results

The Contact-Mechanics Challenge completed In late 2015 we posed the Contact-Mechanics Challenge. This has now been completed and the winner is—the field of tribology. BECAUSE TRIBOLOGY IS THE STUDY OF contacting bodies in relative motion, […]