The final machining of metalic materials is the first tribological state a work piece acquires. The final machining decides over the lifetime of the work piece and its frictional power consumption. Besides complex metallurgical processes tribochemical reactions take place which are poorly understood. Optimized final machining routines lead to a significant reduction of frictional losses and to a reduced emission of CO2.
• Elucidation of tribological effects caused by the final machining. • Working on a science-based knowledge of the interplay of materials, machining and coolant liquid. • Initiating of research and development projects: Joint projects of universities, research institutes and industry • Joining of teams working in the field of materials, tribology and metal cutting, and networking