New lubricant reinforced with nanoparticles for higher stress resistance and longer service life of components
Bonded coatings combine the advantages of "clean lubrication" with criteria like wear protection and friction optimisation. The performance of conventional bonded coatings is limited by their abrasion resistance and load-carrying capacity, which can reduce the service life of a component. To what extent the performance of bonded coatings can be improved by incorporating nanoparticles was the subject of a project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and carried out over several years by the lubricant specialist Klüber Lubricationin cooperation with the companies Bosch, Schaeffler, a manufacturer of nanoparticles and two testing institutes. The result of this "NanoVer" project showed that the properties of bonded coatings can be significantly improved by nanoparticles.