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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.


Welcome to the IET Tribology Network

Tribology is the technology of physical interfaces in relative motion



The Tribology Network's Committee are looking for your thoughts on what you would like from this community. Please send your ideas to tribology@theiet.org


Are you interested in volunteering for the IET Tribology Network?

We’re looking for passionate professionals who would like to join our team. If you are interested then please get in touch. Contact us.

For more information, please visit the TPN Volunteering page.

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Getting involved with the Tribology Network online, by viewing a video or engaging with an online discussion, counts towards your Continuing Professional Development. For more information click here.

Calling all Tribologists!
You don't need to be an IET member to join the Tribology Network. Simply click the Register button (on the right) and sign up MyCommunity - at no cost to you. It will only take a couple of minutes, then you'll be welcome to participate fully in this growing online community.
(If you don't see the Register button, you are already signed up with MyCommunity, and you should be able to join the Tribology Network directly)

Upcoming Events


Rich Baker and Geoff Kermode presented the latest instalment of the IET Tribology Tour in Belfast last Wednesday. The Tribology Tour bringing Tribology to life by showing how Tribology underpins so many essential aspects of our technology and quality of life. It also provides an introduction to the concepts and principles underpinning Tribology ... read more...
Posted by Mr Robert Allen on IET Tribology Network Jan 25, 2016 2:46 PM GMT

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