Tribology Online
Online ISSN : 1881-2198
ISSN-L : 1881-218X
Industrial Tribology in the Past and Future
Koji Kato
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2011 Volume 6 Issue 1 Pages 1-9


In the past 250 years, natural resources have been consumed with very high speed and the earth is seriously damaged and polluted. Tribology supported powerful and high speed machinery in the period with technologies of energy and materials saving. Many kinds of resources reserves including those of energy and metals are now facing to deficiency within one hundred years. Revolutional technologies of sustainability and zero-emission are being strongly required in the world industries to establish new lifestyles of real health and sustainability for the eternal existence of human beings and other living things in symbiotic ways. Tribology is expected to support the revolutions by developing its science and technology for the demand of new values of industrial products.

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