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DLC coatings reduce plowshare friction in soil

By Eileen De Guire / July 6, 2011

DLC coated plowshare (right). Left images show difference between initial test (top) and test of DLC coated tool. Credit: Felizitas Gemetz; Fraunhofer IWM/Martin Höerner; Fraunhofer IWM. The humble plowshare may be the next beneficiary of sophisticated surface engineering using diamond-like carbon. Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM, working with RemBob partners, have…

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