Simulative construction of friction minimising microstructures, production and application oriented testing together with our partners
In cooperation with our competent partners from Research and Development, we cover the entire process chain. From the simulative construction of suitable microstructures using CFD simulations, over reworking free laserstructuring to the application oriented test with tribometer.
This cooperation has already proven his success with the tribological optimisation of mechanical seals. Focused laser microstructuring of the funtion area achieved a friction reduction of 25% without any increase of the leakage. The system was based on a combination of three types of microstructures that effect a friction minimisation and allow to limit the additional leakage.