A global organization needs innovative technologies that will decrease the surface friction between steel surfaces. Thin, 0.2-mm steel components must come into shear contact with each other, resulting in slip, wear, and heat. The components are lubricated to reduce friction. Any proposed solution must have some degree of flexibility, by a radius between 50 and 100 mm. The non-rigid technology should be unaffected by a shear force of 50 N, or operating temperatures of -20 to +180 °C.