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Nano Fillers for the Next Generation of Self-lubricating Materials

With the use of self-lubricating polymers, transfer films are crucial and vital in the performance of tribo-technical designs. Nano fillers are the key to improving that transfer film and the overall tribological performance of the system. Join GGB to discuss how transfer films and nano fillers work on improving that tribological performance.



Date: May 12, 2021
Time: 9 AM EDT (6 AM PDT / 3:00 PM CEST)
Duration: 1 hour
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Overview

Slide-optimized polymer composite materials are frequently used in many tribo-technical designs (e.g. bearing applications) because they feature exceptional sliding properties over a broad spectrum of load, speed and temperature cases.

For satisfactory functioning of those materials, they need to form a transfer film on the attacking counter surface throughout the relative motion. The quality of those films is crucial in the performance of the tribo-technical designs and can be linked to the following micro-structural features: thin, uniform or consistent, well-adhered to provide a certain robustness against the ongoing tribological stress actions.

Nano fillers are the key to improving that transfer film and the overall tribological performance of the system. In this webinar, you will gain an overview of transfer films and their roll for dry operating sliding contacts. You will learn how the development of slide-active polymer compounds and composites are used to establish high quality transfer films.

Key Takeaways

  • Understand transfer and sliding films and how they form
  • Learn how to describe the micro-structural features of transfer films qualitatively
  • Gain insight into innovations in transfer film quality
  • Learn about the development of slide-active polymer compounds/composite to establish high quality transfer films

Speakers

Marco Enger, Ph.D., Senior Tribologist, GGB

Enger holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering with more than 10 years of experience in tribology, tribometry and all related subtopics. In 2014, he became the senior tribologist at GGB and is responsible for all fundamental research works related to tribology. Before he joined GGB, he was working for the Competence Center of Tribology at Mannheim University.

Giacomo Landi, Ph.D, Senior Applications Engineer, GGB

Landi holds a Ph.D in materials science from Drexel University and has over 10 years of experience in the bearing industry. Giacomo has primarily worked in modeling and numerical simulations for the fluid power industry. Giacomo joined GGB in 2019 and currently supports fluid power customers.