Fall Education Seminar Information

The STLE Detroit Section will hold an all-day Education Seminar on October 2 (Wednesday), 2019 at the Ford Research and Innovation Center See direction next page). The theme of the event is “Current Topics in Tribology” covering aspects of electrification, thermal spray and thin film coatings, which are relevant to automotive industry today.   This is an opportunity for those involved in the practice of lubrication system, product development etc. to become familiar with tribology basics that are addressed on a daily basis. People working tribology, lubrication system engineering, formulation including Chemists, Sales Personnel, Production Supervisors, Maintenance Personnel, Lubrication Engineers, Technical Service Reps, Process & Design Engineers, Component and System Design Engineers, should attend this program.


Registration and Continental Breakfast

Seminar Introduction – Alene Urda, CLS
Max Podschwadt, Schaeffler – New Challenges for Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers from Vehicle Electrification
Ghassan Abed, Oakland University – Experimental Investigation and Numerical Simulation of Fretting Wear/Fatigue under Various Working Conditions

Coffee Break and Exhibits

Martin Kramer, General Motors – Thermal Spray Cylinder Bore Coatings My Observations over the Last 30 years
Bulent Chavdar, Eaton Corporation – Surface Film Formation in Boundary Lubrication

Lunch at RIC Cafeteria and Exhibits

Gary Doll, University of Akron – Coatings Tribology and Applications
One additional presentation – TBD

Event Date

October 2, 2019


Research and Innovation Center
2201 Village Road
Dearborn, MI 48121

Registration Details


Registration includes course contents,continental breakfast, refreshments and lunch.

  1. STLE Members: US $125.00
  2. Non-Members: US $225.00
  3. Non-Members w/membership US $275.00 (Regular STLE membership: US $150.00)
  4. Full Time Students: US $50.00


Samuel Wolfe
Wolfe Chemicals, Inc.
West Bloomfield. Ml 48322
Tel: (248) 661-0675
FAX: (248) 661-0673
e-mail – sam.wolfe@wolfechemicals.com

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