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Tribology Testing Overview

Friction and wear have detrimental effects on the running behavior of mechanical systems — components, assemblies and machines. Some of these negatives include the following:

Improving the understanding of friction and wear eventually increases system performance, service life, reliability and maintenance costs. HEF can help you gain better control over wear and friction.

Tribology — the science and technology of interacting surfaces in relative motion — is critical to understanding and optimizing surface performance and service life. Tribology testing generates critical information regarding the failure mechanisms of mechanical components, resulting in solutions that improve performance and/or lower costs.

HEF has extensive resources for comprehensive study of wear and friction control/management:


Tribology testing lab at HEF.