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Tribology research facilities


​We carry out our experimental friction and wear research in the temperature and humidity controlled laboratory environment, with special emphasis on reliability and repeatability of measurements. The tribological test devices are both commercial and designed & developed at VTT.

Laboratory equipment

  • ​Pin-on-dics tribometers
  • Twin disc tribometer
  • Rec-tester
  • Static friction tribometer
  • Piston ring tribometer
  • Ball cratering tester
  • Rubber wheel tester
  • Slurry erosion tester
  • Gear and bearing wear test rig
  • Bearing test rigs (journal bearing, rolling element bearing)

In addition, we have various characterization and analysis methods including profilometry, microscopy, SEM/EDS, AFM, micro scratch tester, nanoindentation etc.

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