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2013-11-12 08:39:08

STERLING HEIGHTS, MI and AUGSBURG, Germany, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Automotive and other manufacturers have a strong interest in incorporating more lighter weight, bimetallic components into their products. It's the way of the future, and it's fuelling North American demand for advanced friction welding systems like those from KUKA Systems and sister company Thompson Friction Welding. With that growing marketplace interest, KUKA Systems and Thompson, both part of KUKA AG of...

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. East Providence, Rhode Island (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 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. Food, packaging and bottling industries are centered on handling sensitive...

2013-07-19 16:01:37

For a car to accelerate there has to be friction between the tire and the surface of the road. The amount of friction generated depends on numerous factors, including the minute intermolecular forces acting between the two surfaces in contact – so-called van der Waals forces. The importance of these intermolecular interactions in generating friction has long been known, but has now been demonstrated experimentally for the first time by a research team led by Physics...

2013-06-11 16:21:24

NanoSave N1 Gets Great Test Results from Trucking Companies DAYTONA, Fla., June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- N1 Technologies Tests Nano Engineered Super Oils (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130611/CG30028) N1 Technologies, a national firm focused on manufacturing and marketing Nano-Technology just released it's first real world testing results. The company has posted the amazing and promising results on it's websites, N1Technologies.com and NanoSaveN1.com...

2013-05-30 12:21:23

New Bendix POLICE Brake Pads Designed to Provide Performance under High-Demand Conditions Faced by Police Fleet Vehicles TROY, Mich., May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Friction Materials announces the release of Bendix® POLICE, a new line of brake pads developed to meet the stringent demands put on law enforcement fleet vehicles operating under extreme conditions. The POLICE line of brake pads offer a longer wear life and higher fade resistance for police...

Physicists Discover New Kind Of Friction
2013-05-15 14:09:56

Technische Universitaet Muenchen Whether in vehicle transmissions, hip replacements, or tiny sensors for triggering airbags: The respective components must slide against each other with minimum friction to prevent loss of energy and material wear. Investigating the friction behavior of nanosystems, scientists from the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) have discovered a previously unknown type of friction that sheds new light on some previously unexplainable phenomena. Friction is...

2013-05-14 08:37:06

DRAPER, Utah, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GRW High Precision Bearings, one of the world's largest manufacturer of high-precision miniature ball bearings expanded production of a special bearing that specifically meets the exacting demands of anemometers and gas flow meters. Using a patented manufacturing procedure, GRW developed a special ball bearing with a new retainer that maintains extremely low torque requirements of liquid and gas flow meters or anemometers. GRW's specialty bearings...

2013-05-09 08:21:43

Developed to provide more consistent performance without altering existing housings PLYMOUTH, Mich., May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies Simrit has developed a new friction optimized seal that fits in existing standard sealing grooves. Designed to provide more consistent performance, the combined elastomer / polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) system offers low break away force, improved durability and temperature resistance for dry running piston type systems...

2013-05-02 23:04:47

In an independent March 2013 lab test, SR Max slip resistant shoes proved themselves to be among the most effective slip resistance shoes on the market. Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 In an independent March 2013 lab test, SR Max slip resistant shoes proved themselves to be among the most effective slip resistance shoes on the market. UL LLC (a global independent safety science company with more than a century of promoting safe working environments) conducted the experiment in which...

2013-03-18 12:29:31

Drs Lewis and Carré in the University's Department of Mechanical Engineering have been measuring the dynamic friction between the material of the ball and the skin on the fingertips and palm, and the mitts that some players choose to wear under different weather conditions. They're looking to answer one question: what's the best way to ensure that players don't fumble the ball? "Catching and handling a ball with great skill and confidence is practically second nature to...