Cross-sectional technologies demanded

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Tribological development from one source

Nearly all products of application concern friction and wear. The related tribological questions depend on a lot of factors, e.g. material, contact geometry, environmental conditions, lubricants, load, and velocity.

Regarding the broad spectrum of competences in the fields of material, coatings, and analytics, the Fraunhofer IFAM offers ideal conditions realizing customer specific solutions. On the basis of the experience in technical production in a number of fields new functionalizations can be created and performance limits can be extended.


Regarding scientific evaluation of tribological systems different inspection capabilities exists. By means of tribological testing technology friction and wear of material samples can be determined on model test rigs. The advanced characterization of materials and especially of the worn surfaces can be done with high resolution microscope techniques and element analyses.