Dry and Minimal-Lubricated Tribological Systems

The Ministry supports the research project, which focusses on energy reduction in dry and minimal-lubricated tribological systems. The alliance is developing material solutions for friction-reducing effects within the next three years. IWS research concentrates on the development of selflubricating coating systems based on hard carbon films. The primary goal of the project is to optimize sliding systems in gears, bearings and chains in such a way that they no longer require lubrication through additional lubricants (grease, oil). The result should be that these systems operate nearly maintenance-free and with hardly any impact on the environment. Furthermore, due to the consequent friction reduction, they would imply an improvement in energy efficiency and finally a reduction of CO2.


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