Tribology Testing Services

Polyhedron laboratories has modified ASTM D7217 in order to provide coefficient of friction testing for plastics, elastomers and coatings against themselves, each other or against metal surfaces. Data can be provided at multiple high forces using an Optimal SRV testing instrument. Request testing quote from Polyhedron Laboratories or call 281-879-8600.

Tribology Testing Explained

Tribology testing involves studying how surfaces in motion interact with each other. When two solid surfaces come in contact with each other, material loss may occur. This is referred to as "wear". Tribology comes from the Greek word "tribo" which means "to rub". Essentially tribology is the study of things rubbing but it also includes the study of friction and lubrication.

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