The following key topics, related to polymer gears in particular, but not excluding other related subjects will be the focus of the conference:

Friction and wear performance of polymer materials

  • Polymer materials, composites and nanocomposites for tribological applications
  • Lubrication and tribochemistry of polymers and boundary layers
  • Adhesion, interfaces, wetting and surface energy
  • Topography and surface integrity
  • Environmental aspects of polymers in relation to tribology
  • Nanotechnology in polymer tribology
  • Simulations, modelling and design
  • Testing techniques and methodology
  • Manufacturing aspects
  • Polymer components for advanced engineering applications