Podcast offers insights on how tribology and lubrication can maximize machine efficiencies and productivity

Park Ridge, Illinois (October 14, 2021) ─ The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) — the technical society for individuals in the field of tribology and lubrication engineering — is pleased to announce the immediate availability of a new, free podcast titled “Potential Benefits of Tribochemistry.”  

The podcast features interviews with STLE board members, Kuldeep Mistry, Ph.D. (The Timken Company) and Nicolas Argibay, Ph.D.(Sandia National Laboratories), on how tribochemistry can help perfect motion through the reduction of friction and wear. Tribochemistry enables researchers to design machinery systems that leverage the interaction of specific lubricants with select metal surfaces under standard operating conditions, allowing manufacturers to maximize machine efficiencies and productivity.

The new episode is second in STLE’s podcast series, “Perfecting Motion: Tribology and the Quest for Sustainability.” The program is hosted by Neil Canter, Ph.D., STLE advisor, technical programs and services and Tribology and Lubrication Technology (TLT) writer, and covers several tribology and lubrication topics — including additive manufacturing, lubricant additives, nano-lubricants, nano-additives, lubricant testing, graphene and more.

“The benefits of tribology and lubrication in manufacturing are numerous,” says Canter. “Not only can tribology enable advancements to extend component life in equipment, but it can also enable manufacturers to improve the quality and quantity of outputs and operate their equipment more safely.”

STLE offers tribology and lubrication content in a variety of different formats — print, digital, video and now audio. To listen to STLE’s new podcast or to access archived episodes, visit www.stle.org/podcast or follow “Perfecting Motion: Tribology and the Quest for Sustainability” on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts and others to be notified when new episodes are released.

About the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE)
The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) is the premier technical society serving the needs of over 13,000 individuals and 250 companies and organizations that comprise the tribology and lubrication engineering business sector. STLE members are employed by the world’s leading corporations, academic institutions and by governmental agencies dealing with science and technology. STLE supports these distinguished technical experts with a variety of professional education and certification programs. STLE is a professional technical society providing a selection of robust resources in technical research, education, and professional development delivered through programming, courses, events and periodicals on topics most important to you: safety, energy usage, maintenance, natural resources, wear and productivity.

Membership is available to those interested in staying current in the latest technologies, advancing their careers and making new professional connections from around the world. STLE membership is a low-cost investment with high professional rewards. For more information or to join today, download the STLE Member Benefits Guide and visit www.stle.org.