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2014-05-07 12:20:56

Seal will help vehicle manufacturers address CO2 challenges VIENNA, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies is presenting its revolutionary Levitex(®) crankshaft seal - capable of reducing crankshaft friction up to 90 percent - at the 35(th) International Vienna Motor Symposium today. Freudenberg-NOK will present the innovation in response to the European Union's goals of reducing total carbon dioxide (CO(2)) emissions to 95 grams of CO(2) per kilometer by...

2014-04-29 20:24:58

LONDON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global Markets for Friction Products and Materialshttp://www.reportbuyer.com/industry_manufacturing/materials/global_markets_friction_products_materials.html STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVESThis report is an updated edition of a study published by BCC Research in 2012. Its goal is to provide a detailed and comprehensive study of the global market for friction products and materials in light...

2014-04-07 12:22:11

Multi-disciplinary optimization approach is unique in the industry AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A reduced-friction gasoline engine mock up will be exhibited by FEV North America, Inc. (FEV) at the upcoming SAE World Congress at Cobo Center in Detroit, Mich. on April 8 - 10, 2014. The displayed engine is a technology carrier that demonstrates how a combination of FEV capabilities - its unique strip method for friction assessment together with the industry's...

2014-03-26 23:34:11

The Oil Hub.com is excited to announce that it will now be carrying NanoLub in stock, to better serve its customers. NanoLub is the world's first commercial lubricant additive that reduces high load level friction and wear, based on spherically shaped inorganic nanoparticles. Northbrook, IL (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 The Oil Hub.com is excited to announce that it will now be carrying NanoLub in stock, to better serve its customers. NanoLub is the world's first commercial lubricant...

2014-03-26 16:25:33

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Westpak, Inc., a leading, independent third-party testing laboratory, announces the addition of Coefficient of Friction (COF) testing per ASTM D1894 to its test capability. The testing determines both the kinetic (sliding) and static (starting) coefficients of friction for plastic films, sheets and similar materials. As part of COF testing, test specimens are conditioned in a tightly-controlled environmental chamber to specific...

2014-03-08 23:03:10

RTP Company continues to strengthen its wear and friction compounds by introducing APWA Plus™ compounds - the latest advancement in its family of wear and friction acetal (POM) compounds. Winona, MN (PRWEB) March 08, 2014 Global custom engineered thermoplastics compounder RTP Company continues to strengthen its wear and friction compounds by introducing APWA Plus™ compounds - the latest advancement in its family of wear and friction acetal (POM) compounds. RTP Company has long been a...

2014-03-05 08:31:13

SCHENECTADY, New York, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lucideon, the international provider of materials development, testing and assurance, and formerly known as Ceram and M+P Labs, has added wear testing and debris analysis to its services for orthopedic implant manufacturers across Europe and the US. With the latest, gold standard AMTI and ProSim wear simulators, Lucideon can perform testing to all parts of ISO 14242 for hip and ISO 14243 for knee simulation. With an...

How Stick Insects Harness Friction To Grip Without Sticking
2014-02-19 11:18:56

University of Cambridge When they’re not hanging upside down, stick insects don’t need to stick. In fact, when moving upright, sticking would be a hindrance: so much extra effort is required to ‘unstick’ again with every step. Latest research from Cambridge’s Department of Zoology shows that stick insects have specialized pads on their legs designed to produce large amounts of friction with very little pressure. When upright, stick insects aren’t sticking at all, but...

2014-01-20 09:44:16

Modeling structures that trap air under water and could one day lead to more energy-efficient ships described in the journal 'Physics of Fluids' From the sleek hulls of racing yachts to Michael Phelps' shaved legs, most objects that move through the water quickly are also smooth. But researchers from UCLA have found that bumpiness can sometimes be better. "A properly designed rough surface, contrary to our intuition, can reduce skin-friction drag," said John Kim, a professor in the...

Researchers Observe High Energy Losses In Vicinity Of Charge Density Waves
2013-12-16 07:29:11

University of Basel In collaboration with the University of Basel, an international team of researchers has observed a strong energy loss caused by frictional effects in the vicinity of charge density waves. This may have practical significance in the control of nanoscale friction. The results have been published in the scientific journal Nature Materials. Friction is often seen as an adverse phenomenon that leads to wear and causes energy loss. Conversely, however, too little friction...


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