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Jul
Wear mechanisms of UHMWPE under physiological conditions In 2005 one of the giants in implant manufacturing launched the most flawed metal on metal implant. It caused a loss of billions of dollars and more than 8000 patients were forced to a ...

13

Jun
Soft contact tribology is at the heart of our feelings perceived as moistness, smoothness and comfort. Although there is no standard definition, the study of friction behavior of low modulus materials could qualify as soft contact tribology. Lately, several ...

05

Jun
The Role of Bench Top Tribometers in Metal Working Fluids ResearchThere are several manufacturing techniques like bending, deep drawing, drilling, grinding, milling, punching and cutting used for shaping the metals. The productivity of any manufacturing process will depend on the ...

16

May
STLE Annual Meeting 2019We are excited to be exhibiting at the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN (USA). Our product specialists will be available at our booth (#201) to answer questions regarding our company, ...

09

May
Accurate evaluation of friction using Metal Forming Tribometer (MFT)Automotive industry continues to develop cars that are lighter, stronger, and cost effective to manufacture using advanced high strength steels (ex. 22MnB5). Hot stamping is used to manufacture vehicle components by pressing ...

30

Apr
Importance of Friction Measurement during ASTM G65 Abrasion TestingIt is well known that both energy efficiency and productivity are critical for large scale industrial operations. Components such as molds and dies used in powder metallurgy industry and jaws, hoppers, chutes, ...

30

Apr
DLC coating to neutralize fretting of dental implant componentsThe success of two-piece dental implants (Figure 1) is threatened by fretting occurring between the ceramic abutment and the titanium-based fixture. A wrong design could generate mismatches between surfaces and a poor ...

26

Apr
Realistic shearing conditions using Extreme Load TribometerIn general, tribometers used in the labs have contacts largely scaled down compared to friction contacts in the real field conditions. It has resulted in several key advantages for the users including short test ...

11

Sep
Every four years, Ducom Instruments has the pleasure of attending one of the most impactful tribology conferences in the Asia-Pacific region: ASIATRIB. This year, we’re excited to announce that Ducom will be attending as a platinum sponsor! We couldn’t be ...

26

Jun
Tribology in MiningAn example of friction and wear process during extraction, materials handling, and material processing is shown in Figure 1. Damages to the materials used for drilling or digging are a result of impact, erosive and abrasive contact ...