About

With the continual push for more efficient and reliable machines, the science of friction and wear will always provide benefits to those companies that use it correctly. 

Ingram Tribology was set up to help deliver our customers competitive advantage through leveraging our deep understanding of how materials interact, and using cutting edge technologies and research to deliver solutions to their problems.

Set up in 2018 by Marc Ingram, Ingram Tribology has since developed a reputation for quality research methodology, innovation and delivery. The company is based in Carmarthen, Wales, but works with customers across the world.

Our Mission

Our aim is to leverage our tribology expertise to solve the industry’s biggest friction, wear and lubrication challenges, through excellent testing, training and support services, and to reduce the one third of the world’s energy that is used overcoming friction and wear.

We are:

Flexible

We don’t stick to a rigid methodology. We make sure we understand our customers needs and deliver quickly and effectively.

Inquisitive

We’re thoughtful and questioning, testing pre-conceived assumptions and exploring new ideas.

Relevant

Our clients don’t get a standardised answer. We tailor our research and reports to give you the information, data and answers you need.

Playful

We’re not afraid to experiment, taking creative and innovative approaches to solve problems.

We collaborated with Marc and his team at Ingram Tribology to conduct tribometer tests for our research project. They delivered high-quality results with great attention to detail and professionalism

Maruti Sai Dhiraj Sakhamuri, Ph.D. Researcher, University of Southampton

Tribological Thinking

Find out about our latest thinking, research, news and more.

  • Gear Micropitting Screening Test

    Gear Micropitting Screening Test

    Micropitting is a type of fatigue wear commonly found on gear teeth. The gradual loss of material in the form of small surface pits leads to a change in the geometry of the component; if this is not controlled, it can result in failure of the part. The standardised method of evaluating a lubricants ability…

  • Merry Christmas from all of us at Ingram Tribology

    Merry Christmas from all of us at Ingram Tribology

    Our Christmas card this year depicts the scene of Santa enjoying the drinks left out for him near the fireplace.  Santa is trying both port and hot chocolate and notices a distinct difference in the mouthfeel between the two.  The port has a drier, thinner feel.  Whilst the hot chocolate impacts a smoother, creamier feeling. …

  • Check out our first Tribo Gatherings Podcast

    Check out our first Tribo Gatherings Podcast

    We have started a Podcast! Our first guest is Dr. Connor Myant from Imperial College. We discuss biotribology, as related to the testing of food and hip joint failures. We discuss the advances in 3D printing and how Connor moved from Tribology into 3D printing. We discuss all Connors current projects and thoughts for the…

  • We’re hiring

    We’re hiring

    We are recruiting an Engineer to join our team at Ingram Tribology. The deadline for applications is 4th September 2023.

  • Preparing for the summer conferences 2023

    Preparing for the summer conferences 2023

    We have been busy preparing for the conferences this summer.   By drafting some of our micropitting work for publication.  This will be presented at STLE, Lubmat and TriboUK. We have been busy working on a rapid micropitting test that correlates to the FZG micropitting test.  Our new test takes less than 40 hours and correlates…

  • Maintaining safe and quiet railways
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    Maintaining safe and quiet railways

    We are currently working on an exciting project with the Railway Standards Safety Board (RSSB) and the European Lubricating Grease Institute (ELGI), to develop a new performance test for Top of rail (TOR) materials.  These TOR materials are used to ensure traction and reduce noise at the wheel/rail interface.  This allows trains to start without…

  • It’s Xmas Penguin Time

    It’s Xmas Penguin Time

    This year the animals at the South Pole have been having fun demonstrating the different shapes of contacting bodies.

  • Stribeck Curves

    Stribeck Curves

    A Stribeck Curve (sometimes also called a Stribeck Friction Curve) is a common name used to described friction vs entrainment speed results, measured on a tribometer.  These are very useful as they give a good overview of the frictional performance of a lubricant. The Stribeck Curve is named after the German engineer Richard Stribeck, who…

  • Covid Response 2020

    Covid Response 2020

    At the beginning of the first COVID lockdown in the UK – March 2020, we like many other people didn’t know what effect the lockdown would have on our business.  But we did know and feel like we needed to help our local community.  This included the manufacture of protective face visors, using our 3D…