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Tribology is the science and technology of interactive surfaces in relative motion. It incorporates various scientific and technological disciplines such as surface chemistry, fluid mechanics, materials, lubricants, contact mechanics, bearings, and lubrication systems. It is customarily divided into three fields: friction, lubrication, and wear, and most work in tribology covers at least two of these.

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Welcome to the IET's Tribology Network, we bring together engineers working in the field of Tribology wherever in the world you are based, you are welcome to join us!  If you haven't already, please login, join the group and introduce yourself to fellow engineers.
96f53ade8ee6378163503290c2e79039-huge-trSpeaker Line up now finalised for New Challenges in Tribology 2019
27 - 28 March 2019 - IET Austin Court, Birmingham, UK
We are now accepting registrations for the above conference via the above webpage so please take a look at the site to see who is speaking over the two days.

In addition we will also have an exhibition and if you are interested in sponsoring a stand at the conference please see the website for further details.
Our Poster Competition will also be run again in conjunction with the conference and we are welcoming poster submissions for this aspect of the event, so please check the webpages for more details and how to enter.  This year we have added a £150 cash prize for the winner of each day's poster competition.

We also have these posters publicising the Conference and also our Poster Competition and would appreciate the Tribology Community's help in promoting these activities by sharing these
with your colleagues/contacts.  
This event covered "Productivity through Tribology" and "Materials and Coatings for extreme environments!"   

e2b46869b01512f79817f7c4d075e564-huge-ioThe Tribology TPN supports the event of the IOP Tribology Group which was formed in 1980 to provide a forum for the discussion of current developments in fundamental aspects of interacting surfaces.
Tribology, which broadly covers the field of friction, wear and lubrication of surfaces in relative motion, is an interdisciplinary subject drawing on knowledge from the fields of physics, chemistry, metallurgy and engineering. The group organises events and awards prizes in its field.  You can find out more information about the group and its events here.

The IET Tribology Network is a partner organisation in UK Tribology. UK Tribology is a multi-institution collaboration designed to raise awareness of the subject and application of tribology; the study of interacting surfaces in relative motion or, in layman's terms: friction, wear and lubrication.

The first national event of UK Tribology will be held on 21 February 2019 at the National Physical Laboratory at Teddington.  The topic will be
Future Cities and mobility: the challenges for Tribology.  For further details click here


Upcoming events


Tribology - past to the future
The word “tribology” is always one that receives a puzzled look from those not in the know…how can we change this?  If you have any ideas please let me know. read more...
Posted by Robert Allen on IET Tribology Network Mar 21, 2018 1:23 pm GMT



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