Slovenian Society for Tribology

Slovenian Society for Tribology was founded in 1994. Society is a voluntary, independent and unprofitable association of different experts from different fields of tribology.

society tribologyThe purpose of the society is to connect, cooperate, and promote research in tribology in order to reduce tribology-related failures and losses, to improve performance and technology, and, most importantly, to contribute to the progress of Slovenian industry.

The first active years included organization of the first international conference SLOTRIB 94 and seminars relevant for Slovenian industry. Nowadays Society unites more than 100 members representing various fields and positions in tribology: researchers, teachers and engineers, from the field of lubrication, wear, materials, surface treatments and coatings, technical diagnostics and maintenance, chemistry, etc. Besides organizing conferences Slovenian Society for Tribology is involved in various business activities such as publishing standards and conference proceedings, holding lectures and seminars to provide basic and specialized technical information as well as promoting the exchange of information on tribology. Although subject of tribology has existed from ancient times, new subjects in tribology continue to appear with technical trends and new discoveries. Slovenian Society for Tribology makes sure the latest information on research and development in tribology reaches the members, universities, research institutions and companies.

Slovenian Society for Tribology is active in the field of tribology and all fields connected with it, including wear of metallic, ceramic, polymeric and composite materials, friction, friction and wear losses, lubrication with mineral, synthetic and biodegradable lubricants and greases, as well as ecology. On the other hand, goals of the Slovenian Society for Tribology are the following:

  • knowledge and experience exchange among members,
  • increase in members expertise in the field of tribology,
  • cooperation and experience exchange with international societies for tribology as well as other Slovenian societies,
  • definition of problems, and research and development requirements for industry and society,
  • initiation of qualitative work and higher productivity in industry,
  • education and knowledge increase in the field of tribology,
  • introduction of research and use of tribology, internationally and domestic,
  • generation of new knowledge and ideas in the field of tribology.

For many years Slovenian Society for Tribology is the head organizer of biennial SLOTRIB conference. From 2007 Society is also the organizer or co-organizer for European conference on tribology – ECOTRIB, which is organized by four European Societies for Tribology (Austria, Italy, Slovenia and Switzerland).

SLOTRIB

First SLOTRIB was organized in 1994. At the beginning SLOTRIB conferences were more general, covering all fields of tribology, while lately each conference is focused on a certain area of Tribology, recognized by members as the most important at that moment.

  • SLOTRIB '14 - International Conference on Tribology: Conference on Tribology, Cooling Fluids and Technical Diagnostics

    Ljubljana, 11. November 2014

  • SLOTRIB '12 - International Conference on Tribology: Conference on Tribology, Cooling Fluids and Technical Diagnostics

    Ljubljana, 15. November 2012

  • SLOTRIB '10 - International Conference on Tribology: Conference on Tribology, Lubricants and Alternative Fuels

    Ljubljana, 25. november 2010

  • SLOTRIB '08 - International Conference on Tribology: Conference on Tecnical Diagnostics, Lubricants and Fuels

    Ljubljana, 18. November 2008

  • SLOTRIB '06 - International Conference on Tribology: Conference on Fuels, Tribology and Ecology

    Ljubljana, 14. November 2006

  • SLOTRIB '04 - International Conference on Tribology: Conference on Fuels, Tribology and Ecology

    Radenci, 11.-12. November 2004

  • SLOTRIB '02 - International Conference on Tribology: Conference on Fuels, Tribology and Ecology

    Portorož, 21.-22. November 2002

  • SLOTRIB 2000 - International Conference on Tribology: Tribology for the new millennium

    Ljubljana, 11.-12. July 2000

  • SLOTRIB '98 - International Conference on Tribology

    Gozd Martuljek, 18.-19. November 1998

  • SLOTRIB '96 - International Conference on Tribology

    Gozd Martuljek, 13.-14. November 1996

  • SLOTRIB '94 - Slovenian Conference on Tribology

    Gozd Martuljek, 10.-11. November 1994