Due to the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), the 75th STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition scheduled to take place in Chicago on May 3-7, 2020 is POSTPONED. We are currently working with the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago, IL (USA) to determine a suitable date to hold the event. People with existing reservations do not need to contact the Hyatt at this time. STLE conference management is working with the hotel to modify existing reservations in an efficient manner, with more information to follow. For questions, contact Conference Manager Merle Hedland (email@example.com).
We thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through the details of rescheduling the event with the hotel, the Annual Meeting Planning Committee, presenters, exhibitors, sponsors, corporate members and attendees.
If you are interested in resources regarding COVID-19, we suggest monitoring the CDC's COVID-19 situation summary (updated several times each week), as well as CDC guidance on COVID-19 prevention.
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Tribology is the study of science and engineering of interacting surfaces in relative motion. It includes the study and application of the principles of friction, lubrication and wear. Tribology is a branch of mechanical engineering and materials science.
Tribology’s economic and commercial impact is vast. The science reduces energy use, lowers the cost of maintenance and replacement, develops new technology, and solves resource problems, such as the lack of clean water. Proper tribological procedures save an estimated 1.3% to 1.6% of a nation’s gross domestic product—a savings of hundreds of billions of dollars (U.S. currency) in larger countries. Virtually every nation has realized it cannot afford to overlook the economic, industrial, and commercial advantages of tribology. Consequently, tribology is a science that is constantly being advanced by thousands of researchers around the world. Lubrication engineering is the practical application of that science, generally in the development of lubricants and their proper usage and maintenance. Click here to learn more about tribology