Wear & Friction Resources

Standardized Wear Testing

WFR has an array of standardized and specialized wear test rigs including Dry Sand Rubber Wheel, Wet Sand Rubber Wheel, Pin on Disk, Friction Tester, Scratch Tester, Calo Tester, Tabor Tester, Crossed Cylinder, Falex Block on Ring, Amsler and a Casing Wear Tester. The machines are used both following ASTM standardized procedures and recommended practices and also customized to simulate particular applications.

Tribological Consulting

Some wear problems benefit from a more holistic approach of failure analysis, standardized wear testing, more focused wear simulation, comparative field wear testing and final material recommendations or a combination of all these activities. WFR has the resources to design, run, consult and/or manage these types of complete wear investigations.

Wear Failure Analysis

Analyses of failed components is an important step in minimizing or controlling a wear problem. A thorough and detailed description of the wear mechanisms that are present on a worn part is critical for prescribing remedial steps to optimize the wear life of a given part.

 

Wear Failure Analysis

Standardized Wear Testing

 

Tribological Consulting

 

Microscopy

Some of the companies we've worked with...

 

Ecomatech

White Horse Technology

University of Illinois

Pratt & Whitney

Packard International

Newpark Drilling Fluids

Mitsubishi

Exova

Broco Rankin

VGO Data Driven Engineering

Morgan Advanced Materials

Sherwin-Williams

Surface Heat Treat and Coatings

Stress Engineering Services

United Conveyor Corporation

Space Exploration Technologies

Quality Mould Inc

Parker Hannifin

Eventure

Durum USA

Bunting Bearings

Blackhawk Specialty Tools

Halliburton

Frank's International

IBC Coatings

Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory

Devasco International Inc.

AMI - Advanced Manufacturing Institute

WearSox

Arc Specialties

Armacor

Arnco

Baker Hughes

Carpenter Technology

Caterpillar

Chevron

Esco Corp

National Oilwell Varco

Evraz

Exxon Mobil

Top-Co

Hoerbiger

Varel International

Schlumberger

US Synthetic

Weatherford

GKN Aerospace

National Technical Systems (NTS)