Atomic scale friction on graphene
Advanced Materials

Graphene vs. MoS2: Which One Has Lower Friction?

26.08.2019 tribonet 912 Views

Two-dimensional (2D) materials, layered structures having atomic- to nano-scale thickness, have shown unique physical properties such as high in-plane stiffness combined with extremely low out of plane bending rigidity. 2D materials have been used in […]

hydrogen embrittlement
Advanced Materials

Hydrogen embrittlement in high-strength steels

25.05.2018 tribonet 442 Views

Manufacturers of vehicle and machine components often use high-strength steels to save material in lightweight construction and for crash-relevant structural components that require exceptionally high durability. When welding these components, various factors may lead to […]

Advanced Materials

New bearings for high-speed applications

20.04.2018 tribonet 429 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. […]

Low temperature steel hardening
Advanced Materials

Low-temperature steel hardening – a new way

13.04.2018 tribonet 624 Views

EU-funded researchers developed a novel process for surface hardening of stainless steel that ensures high hardness with extraordinary corrosion and fatigue resistance properties. Stainless steel is the material of choice in various industries where corrosion […]

metal micrographs
Advanced Materials

How to get sprayed metal coatings to stick

04.12.2017 tribonet 656 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 […]