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Experts from academia and industry discuss the current tribological challenges in the field of transport

The two-day ‘Challenges in Tribology’ event, organised by the IET Tribology Network, brought together experts from academia and industry to discuss the current tribological challenges in the field of transport, along with the developments of materials and surface coatings for use in extreme environments. Delegates were treated to a wide variety of presentations and posters, along with a discussion forum at the end of each day. It is difficult to summarise such a broad range of topics that were presented over the two days.

Engineers use ultrasound to improve the performance of household oils

Experts at the University of Sheffield have developed a test procedure to measure the performance of everyday household oils, such as WD-40 Multi-Use Product, which has many applications including loosening rusty bolts and removing dirt and heavy soiling from surfaces.

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