TribSys has a unique position in North America as a leader in
the tribology of metalforming.
Tribology is the study of friction, lubrication, and wear. As it
relates to metalforming, tribology is a key factor in obtaining
consistent part geometry and surface quality as well as
determining die life and stamping press efficiency.
In the past decade tribology has
moved into the forefront particularly in the automotive industry
where the move to lighter, stronger, corrosion resistant autos
has led to the utilization of more difficult to form aluminum,
high strength steels and zinc-coated steel.
In addition, many new metalforming
processes such as sheet and tube hydroforming are more
tribologically sensitive than traditional metalforming.
TribSys has developed specialized
products and services that have been proven to reduce costs,
increase die life and improve part quality for its clients.
TribSys Inc. will use its expertise in tribology and process
control to provide the metalforming industry with excellence in
process monitoring and control to achieve improved process
capability, improved yields and reduced costs. This will be
achieved by bringing the laboratory to the shop floor using
rigorous research methods and extensive process understanding.
TribSys applies a novel tribological
approach to process control by relating the influence of
tooling, workpiece and lubricant to the metalforming process.
The TribSys approach involves
integration of tribological and computer control solutions to
improve process capability and to increase tool life while
reducing the dependence on environmentally harmful lubricants.
TribSys focuses primarily on
tribology-intensive metalforming processes such as deep drawing,
tube bending, tube and sheet hydroforming, and
piercing/blanking. These processes are prevalent in the
manufacturing of goods for automotive components and consumer
October 1, 1994:
Lubricus Metalforming Research
Lubricus was founded by Greg Dalton
to provide research services for the automotive and commercial
heat exchanger industries to reduce their dependence on
environmentally harmful lubricants and cleaning products.
January 1, 2000:
Gregory Dalton launches TribSys
Gregory Dalton launches TribSys Inc.
to help companies improve process capability and yields through
expertise in tribology and process control.
February 1, 2001:
TribSys opens USA office.
Ted McClure joins TribSys and heads
the US office in the Chicago area, offering lubricant
formulation, evaluation and troubleshooting expertise along with
extensive R & D Management experience.
TribSys has laboratories in the U.S.
and Canada, providing a range of expertise in tool wear
analysis, metalforming scrap reduction and lubricant