Wear & Tribology Tribological effects under the microscope

The solution of wear problems starts with a detailed examination of the tribological system with all influence factors that are involved. From this, it can be deduced what frictional conditions and wear mechanisms are to be reckoned with and when they come into play.

abrasive wear

adhesive wear

surface fatigue

tribo-oxidation

Typical wear mechanisms are:

In practice, more than one of these effects is active at any given time or they occur consecutively during the wearing process. However, it is usually one of them that plays the predominant part in failure due to wear.

Experience shows that every tribological system can be optimised by selecting the right coating.

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