Tech Talks: Automotive

Getting a Grip on Friction


Friction is the reason bearings exist – without it, relative movement between two objects would require little more than a gentle push. This Tech Talk is intended to delve a little deeper into the influences of friction with respect to rotation, heat generation, bearing function, and bearing failure. Along the way, a variety of techniques and enhancements that offer a path forward toward more efficient systems and reduced power requirements will be presented.


Travis Little, Business Unit Manager – Off-Road, North America, Schaeffler Group USA Inc.


Lisa Arrigo, Tech Briefs Media Group