Tribological Materials

materials and coatings
Designed to function in extreme conditions

These advanced alloys and composites represent a major advancement for the field of bearings and related mechanisms. Designed to function in extreme conditions, NASA-developed tribological materials are:

  • Hard and shockproof
  • Immune to corrosion and rust
  • Able to withstand tremendous loads and stresses
  • Easily integrated into assemblies
  • Lightweight and wear-resistant

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