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Tribology Webinars

An Open and Free Resource for Users of Tribological Tools and Mechanical Testers

Our tribology webinars are available on our YouTube channel — www.youtube.com/BrukerNanoSurfaces. The links below will take you to the respective recording online. No registration is needed to watch a prior webinar. Sign up for email notifications about Bruker's upcoming webinars.

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July 8, 2014

Green Lubricants and Effective Tribo-Characterization
Green tribology is expected to not only save energy and materials but also reduce environmental impact, all leading to an improved quality of life. In recent years, eco-friendly and bio-degradable lubricants/additives have gained tremendous attention due to sustainability awareness.
Lubrication Science and Engineering deals with knowledge and techniques that help enhance or characterize the effectiveness of lubricating films in order to prevent damage in solid contacts.
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July 1, 2014

Tribologisches Testen & Charakterisieren von Oberflächen Anwendungen in der Automobilindustrie
„Grüner werden“ ist auch in der Automobilindustrie der Trend für die Zukunft. An Konzepten für höhere Effizienz, niedrigeren Verbrauch und längere Lebensdauern wird weltweit geforscht. Bei der Beurteilung neuartiger Materialien oder Verfahren zur Oberflächenbearbeitung oder Vergütung kommen dabei fast immer auch tribologische Eigenschaften wie Reibung, Schmierung und Verschleiß ins Spiel.
Dr. Udo Volz – Bruker Nano Surfaces – beleuchtet in einem interaktiven Webinar wie tribologische Testverfahren in der Automobilindustrie eingesetzt werden und welche Information aus den Tests extrahiert werden können.
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March 28, 2014

Tribology 101 - Hardness Testing at Elevated Temperatures
This webinar will present an overview of traditional hardness testing, and describe some of the recent work being done, including pitfalls to avoid, in developing several viable hot hardness testing methods. Examples showing the correlation between tensile data and hot hardness data up to 900° C using a Bruker UMT will be presented.
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March 27, 2014

Tribo-testing Applications in Automotive and Effective Characterization of the Tribo-tests
Going green is the theme for Automotive these days. Higher efficiency, longer lasting and burning less fuel are concepts explored throughout the world. There is a steady increase in demand for better materials to be used in applications such as scratch-resistant, self-healing coatings, machining, bearings, gears and metal forming where friction, wear and lubrication play an important role.
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Dec 11, 2013

Tribology 101 - Coating Inspection and Characterization by Scratch and Indentation techniques
This webinar presents various types of scratch test methods as well as applications of Bruker's Universal Mechanical Tester (UMT) system for evaluation of bulk materials and coatings.
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Jun 18, 2013

Tribology 101 - Advanced Scratch Testing Applications with Bruker's UMT
This webinar presentation include svarious types of scratch test methods as well as applications of Bruker Universal Mechanical Tester (UMT) system for evaluation of bulk materials and coatings. At the end, scratch test results on magnetic disk, printed circuit board, epidermis layer of plant leaf, and laser-printed surface are presented as a few examples.
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Apr 3, 2013

Tribology 101 - Characterizing the Tribo-system and Defining the Tribo-test
This seminar, the second in our series of Tribology Basics, will provide a method of how to characterize the tribo-system so that all parameters are accounted for. Following the documentation of the tribo-system elements, a series of examples will be presented in which these elements can be reduced to a relatively small number, which can then be simulated in a tribo-test.
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Jan 29, 2013

Tribology 101 - The Basics of Tribology
This seminar, the first in a series of Tribology Basics, offers an introduction aimed at providing mechanical engineers and other researchers an overview of important tribological considerations (such as surface roughness, material compatibility, contact stresses, etc.) required for designing or manufacturing products, or designing of tribology experiments. It discusses how tribological evaluation and testing under the proper conditions can guide them to the correct materials choice, help them predict the lifetime of a component or system, choose the correct lubricant or coating for a given application, or to solve a tribological issue which has arisen in the subsequent release of a product.
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Sept 11, 2012

Tribological Applications for the Petroleum Industry
Listen to this informative webinar on the tribological evaluation of lubricants (oils, greases, and solid lubricants) for the petroleum industry.
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Jun 26, 2012

Quantitative Nano-Mechanical Characterization of Composites and Thin Films
This webinar discusses the characterization of the nano-mechanical properties of composite materials and thin films through the use of tribological instrumentation and atomic force microscopy. Review the fundamentals of nano-mechanical characterization and examples of common applications where these techniques prove to be invaluable.
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Jun 5, 2012

Advanced Scratch Testing for Evaluation of Coatings
Coatings have extensive use in tribological, biomedical, packaging, decorative, optical, magnetic, and microelectronic applications, from wear resistance to protect ion from aggressive and reactive environments. In this informative webinar we investigate the measurement of loads related to adhesion properties between coating and substrate using scratch testing.
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May 8, 2012

Evaluation of Wear-Corrosion Synergy Through Tribocorrosion Studies
Learn about the tribocorrosion behavior of materials to understand their performance in engineering components and to develop advanced materials that are suitable for chemical, marine, mining, aerospace, automotive, and biomedical applications.
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