Previous activities

Technical visits deliver delegates a unique opportunity to visit a facility or site of interest that is often closed to the general public.  

The IET Tribology Network arranges on average two to three free technical visits a year.

These visits can last anywhere between one to three hours (depending on venue) and the aim is to provide delegates with the opportunity to learn from the experts working directly in specific areas of engineering, and it also enables small groups of like minded people to network in an informal environment.

Where possible, the Network endeavours to bring the technology demonstrated at the visit to the Network website through capturing industry overviews from those controlling the research centres and interviewing some of the lead researches who discuss their particular area of activity.

Here you will find some of the technical visits the Network has delivered.  

If you are interested in having a technical visit hosted at your facility, please contact the Community Relationship Manager.

Past technical visits and events


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Technical visit to Imperial College

On 4 August 2010 the IET Tribology Network arranged a technical visit to the Tribology research group at Imperial College, London.



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Technical visit to National Centre for Advanced Tribology at Southampton (nCATS)

On 14 October 2010 the Tribology Network conducted a technical visit to the national Centre for Advanced Tribology at Southampton (nCATS).



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Technical visit to Shell

On 12 May 2011 the IET Tribology Network organised a technical visit to Shell to gain an insight into current thinking in how modern lubricants can be developed.



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nCATS host Faraday Discussion

The National Centre for Advanced Tribology at Southampton (nCATS) recently hosted the first ever Faraday Discussion in Tribology.