Custom Nano-Scale Lubricant Solutions

TriboTEX started by producing custom-tailored nanomaterials for the U.S. Federal Government. In the process, we received over one million dollars in grants and research contracts and worked with top research universities and national labs. Beyond our consumer products, we provide customized services to manufacturers and competition racing groups. We look at applications like:

  • Diamond-like carbon coatings for use in manufacturing more durable bearings and wear surfaces 
  • Stopping warranty claims due to lubrication failure because of design or specification issues 
  • Lowering maintenance and downtime costs in wind turbine gear boxes 
  • Advice and custom-tailored lubrication products for competition racing 
  • Optimizing lubrication practices and materials for large fleets  
  • Gun barrel coatings for increased accuracy and durability
  • Oil field pumps and equipment coatings for improved safety and reliability in production

If you have a lubrication problem or durability issue that needs to be solved, schedule a consultation. We have the tools, knowledge, and nanomaterials necessary to solve your lubrication and durability problems. 

We have 16+ different pieces of scientific testing and measurement equipment on standby that will help us identify the best solution for you. Additionally we are among the largest manufacturers of nano-scale materials in the world and our processes are easily scaled up to suit your needs. This is only a partial list, but our on-site problem-solving equipment includes:

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Elemental Analysis

  • X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Spectroscopy XRF

Structural Analysis

  • (X-Ray Diffraction) XRD

Tribological Evaluation

  • Falex Block-on-ring Tribometer
  • Falex Multispeciment Tribometer
  • Falex Pin-On-Vee Block Tribometer
  • CSEM High Frequency Reciprocating Rig (HFRR)
  • Tribometry by custom pin-on-disk tribometer

Rheological Evaluation

  • Reologica Nova Research Grade Rheometer
  • HTHS viscosity by Tannas HTHS Viscometer
  • Bulk Viscosity by Vibrational Viscometer

Particle Analysis

  • Particle Size Distribution (including bimodal) by NICOMP 380
  • Raman Particle Contaminant Identification on Gold Filter Media by APSys Particle Analyzer

Profilometric Imaging and Mapping

  • Scanning White light Aberration Profilometry with Transparent Film Thickness Measurement by FRT Profilometer

Microscopic Imaging

  • Optical Microscopy
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
  • Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)