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Machine Elements, tribology research

Frontier research in tribology through investigation of lubrication, friction and wear

Close collaboration in research between industry and LTU

The Division of Machine Elements at Luleå University of Technology has world leading research competence in the field of tribology, i.e. lubrication, friction and wear.
Substantial costs are incurred in industry every year as a direct or indirect result of friction and wear.
In process industry, almost half of all operating costs are related to maintenance caused by friction and wear.
Tribologists at Luleå University of Technology work in close cooperation with industry in solving problems linked to lubrication, friction and wear. Our inudstrial partners includes e.g.  Scania, BorgWarner, Volvo Construction Equipment, SKF, Gestamp HardTech, Shell, Bosch Rexroth and more.

GreenTRIBOS – New European Joint Doctorate in Sustainable Tribology


SKF-LTU University Technology Cooperation

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