Solutions

Research into materials and how they can be optimised is an integral part of product design and improvement across nearly every industry. 

By measuring friction and wear, our engineers can understand how materials, coatings, and lubricants are affected by processes and find better solutions – improving reliability, efficiency and performance

Real World Applications

There’s a huge range of applications where Tribology can deliver competitive advantages. Find out how more about how we can use it to solve problems for key sectors.

Motorsport

See how Tribology can deliver new levels of race performance.

Food Production

Tribology is not just useful in mechanical applications – See how it benefits Food Science.

Wind Turbines

Solve problems with failure rates and improve efficiency with effective Tribology lab testing.

Engine Oils

From improving MPG to reducing wear, lubricant design can deliver huge benefits for engines.

EVs

The forces applied within Electric Vehicle gearboxes present unique challenges.

Computational Modelling

See how machine learning can translate tribology test results into real-world performance predictions.

Ingram Tribology delivered high-quality results with great attention to detail and professionalism. They also met our deadlines and expectations with their fast and efficient service. We are grateful for their support and expertise

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

Tribological Thinking

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

  • 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…

  • Traction Curves

    Traction Curves

    Traction curves can be used to develop lubricants for specific applications, for example high traction fluids for CVTs.  They can also be used to help understand the physical changes of the lubricant under high contact pressures.  This can then be used to help develop new lubricants with special properties, for example with low traction to…