Searching for Possibilities of Lubricating and Cutting Fluids Modification with Copper Micro- and Nanopowders
Keywords:lubricant, tribological properties, nanostructure, nanopowder.
The paper discusses an influence of lubricating and cutting fluids modification on tribological properties of friction
couples. The modification of above fluids consisted in metal powders of micro- or nanosize grains. Results of earlier
tests as well as reports of other authors bring facts about positive influence of metal powders of different dispersion
degree (grain sizes from micrometers to nanometers) addition to lubricants on their tribological properties, manifested in
mixed friction couples. Results of friction tests, made with Amsler friction machine and with T-05 tribological apparatus
as well as results of wear measurements made using scanning profile meter Form Talysurf Series 2, testify to positive
effect of copper micro- and nanopowders on tribological properties of oils manifesting in couples of materials
characteristic, among others, for machining processes.
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