i-TRIBOMAT will provide the world’s first Open Innovation Test Bed dedicated to validating and up-scaling new materials, thereby enabling intelligent Tribological Materials Characterisation and fostering industrial innovation in the European manufacturing industry.

Wherever moving bodies are in contact, the constitutive materials contributing to friction and wear determining the tribological performance of engineering components and machines. To facilitate the intelligent tribological materials characterisation i-TRIBOMAT integrates the most important tribological testing facilities at EU level with user-driven IT tools to validate new materials for components. The goal of i-TRIBOMAT is to reduce costs and time-to-market, when up-scaling materials.

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