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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.


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.


Upcoming Events


The second confirmed speaker for the two day event Challenges in Tribology , produced by the IET Tribology Network has been announced! Doctor Henry Begg , Senior Project Leader, Surface Engineering at TWI Ltd. Henry will be speaking as part of the second day of the event 'Materials and Coatings for extreme environments' on the 17 March 2017. About ... read more...
Posted by Sophie Smith on IET Tribology Network Sep 15, 2016 9:20 AM BST

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