News tagged with lubricant

Using nature as a model for low-friction bearings

The mechanical properties of natural joints are considered unrivalled. Cartilage is coated with a special polymer layer allowing joints to move virtually friction-free, even under high pressure. Using simulations ...

dateMay 14, 2014 in Polymers
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Liquid crystal as lubricant

Thanks to a new lubricant, small gears can run with virtually no friction. Made from liquid crystalline fluid, these lubricants drastically reduce friction and wear.

dateMay 21, 2014 in Engineering
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Improved lubrication without oil

Running nicely – this applies even more to aqueous biopolymer solutions than to oil. These solutions are used as a cooling lubricant for machining hard metals and for tool-making machinery on which tools ...

dateMay 10, 2012 in Materials Science
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Supercharged safflower

This scientific achievement has produced safflower seed oil that contains more than 90 per cent of this valuable fatty acid, the highest level of purity of an individual fatty acid currently available in any ...

dateMay 21, 2012 in Biotechnology
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Novel molecules significantly reduce wear

Machines with sliding and rolling parts are virtually ubiquitous. European funding enabled researchers to develop high-performing coatings and lubricants based on a novel new class of molecules to significantly ...

dateSep 10, 2012 in Nanomaterials
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