Deutsch: Reibung / Español: Fricción / Português: Atrito / Français: Frottement / Italiano: Attrito

Friction is the force resisting the relative motion of solid surfaces, fluid layers, and material elements sliding against each other.

In an industrial context, "friction" refers to the resistance to motion that occurs when two objects come into contact with each other and move against each other. It is a force that opposes motion and can cause wear and tear on equipment and machinery. Examples of industrial applications of friction include:

  1. Brakes on vehicles and machinery that rely on friction to slow or stop motion.

  2. Bearings, gears and other mechanical components that rely on controlled levels of friction to function properly.

  3. Conveyor belts, where friction is used to move materials along the belt.

  4. Tires and other rubber products that rely on friction to grip the road or other surfaces.

  5. Friction welding, a process used to join metal parts by applying pressure and friction.

  6. Friction stir welding, a process used to join metals without melting the material by applying friction and pressure.

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