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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.

Registration Now Open - New Challenges in Tribology Conference - 1-2 April 2020
Registration for the above event which will be joint with IoP and held at University of Birmingham is now available.  The conference website can be found here along with details of how to register.  Poster competitions will also be co-located over the two days of the conference.
Project Controls Webinar Series
Colleagues in the Project Controls TN are organising a series of webinars during 2020 which will give an insight into project controls to those who are new to working within project teams, or those who have an interest in projects and project controls. The webinars will provide an understanding of how a project is set up and controlled including how it is governed, how costs, scope, and timing are determined and controlled, how change is managed, and how risks and issues are managed. It will explain the tools used to control projects, measure progress, and spot deviation to bring the project back under control.  To register for the first event on 12 February - click here.

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.

Winter Tribology Fair
This free event on 31 January 2020 in Sheffield is organised by the Tribology Group of the Institute of Physics.  For further details and how to register click here

Click here to see the latest newsletter from Tribonet   You can also see more information on their website here.

UK Tribology
The IET Tribology Network is a partner organisation in UK Tribology which 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.


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The IET’s Tribology Network provides opportunities for Tribology Professionals to keep up to date with latest developments and insights in the world of tribology as well as connecting with other professionals.  This community focuses on the implementation of Tribology methodologies into the industrial application as well as raising the profile of the benefits of doing so.   read more...
Posted by Deborah-Claire McKenzie on IET Tribology Network May 13, 2019 10:31 am BST


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