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“Tribology is the science & technology of surfaces acting on each other in relative motion”.

It covers the overall field of friction and wear, including lubrication, and includes corresponding interfacial interactions both between solids and between solids and liquids or gases.

In practice, tribology deals with the optimization of mechanical motion systems with regard to:

  • Performance improvement
  • Increasing the efficiency
  • Reduction of energy consumption due to reduced friction
  • Conservation of resources through wear reduction
  • Increase reliability
  • Increasing the service life
  • Reduction of maintenance and servicing costs
Tribology thus actively serves environmental protection by helping to reduce energy consumption and wear, thus conserving valuable raw materials and resources.
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Our team 2022

We are pleased to welcome you to the website of the Technology Transfer Department of the Competence Center Tribology at Mannheim University of Applied Sciences (KTM).

With this online offer we would like to invite you to get to know us better.

Here you can find out about our testing facilities, services and research projects, as well as current dates, events and study, bachelor and master theses.

With currently 19 employees and more than 50 different tribological test rigs as well as the associated measurement technology and analytics, the Tribology Competence Center is one of the leading institutes in this field.

We look forward to hearing from you personally.
Yours Dr. Markus Grebe, Dr. Jürgen Rigo and Dr. Henrik Buse