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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

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.

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

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

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.

2014-01-20 09:44:16

From the sleek hulls of racing yachts to Michael Phelps' shaved legs, most objects that move through the water quickly are also smooth.

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

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.

2013-12-03 23:22:08

The global market for friction products was valued at nearly $14.4 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach $15.1 billion in 2013.

2013-08-27 23:21:18

Under the theme “Motion Plastics”, igus will display new solutions for the packaging industry at this year’s Pack Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 23 – 25, 2013, Booth S-5552.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.