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Wear, abrasion, friction of metallic parts

Area of expertise

Metallic materials

Défaillance de pièce par corrosion

Understand and characterise wear and friction phenomena

  • You would like to understand a deterioration phenomenon of the surface of your parts
  • You would like to improve wear resistance, optimise a coating or surface treatment
  • You would like to obtain better lubrication
  • You would like to solve problems of seizing, cavitation, abrasion, etc.
  • You would like to design a product that takes into consideration the problems of tribology
  • You are seeking reliable analysis and characterisation methods
  • A team of tribologists specialised in the area of characterisation of wear and friction phenomena.
  • A laboratory dedicated to the science of friction: tribology
  • Characterisation benches reproducing wear and friction phenomena.
  • Surface treatment measurement and analysis equipment: depth and properties of a surface treatment, coating thickness.
  • Recognised expertise in tribology
  • Customised support in the design of your products
  • Access to efficient tests and simulation equipment
  • Tailored and responsive service providing you with a dedicated laboratory
  • Access to the multidisciplinary skills of metallurgical teams to optimise your products
  • Expertise pertaining to the whole of the usual metal processing (machining-bar turning, metallic additive manufacturing, rolling, forging, etc.).
  • An independent laboratory and a major player in the aerospace, automobile, medical and energy sectors.

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 En confiant votre expertise au Cetim, centre technique indépendant et neutre, vous êtes assuré d'une approche objective, compétente et factuelle.
Nos équipes dédiées pratiquent l'analyse des défaillance au quotidien et s'engagent sur des diagnostics.
Savoir pourquoi est notre coeur de métier.
Savoir quoi faire est notre atout, pour que vous tiriez de cet événement une nouvelle force de compétitivité !
Le Cetim est leader français en analyse de défaillances mécaniques, enrichi de sont expérience de 30 ans, de 1000 nouveaux cas traités par an dans tous les domaines de la mécanique.


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Analyse, understand and anticipate the failure of a component or piece of mechanical equipment to be able to judge its integrity.

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Our references

Qualifying the resistance of seat coatings

( Safran Seats)

Adapting teeth to strain

( CGG)

Enhanced response capability

( EDF Ceidre)

Special flexible pipes for submarine ore extraction

( Technip)

More wear-resistant bearings

( SKF Aeroengine France)

Frictional damping for cable-stayed bridges

( VSL France)

Tribology supporting quality

( Armen Instrument)

Optimising vessel preservation

( O5 Marine)

Complementarity between testing and certification

( Lloyd’s Register)

Materials tested and immediately certified

( IMS Group)

Enhancing the tribological performance of vehicles

( Groupe PSA)

Controlled inspection of phosphorus depositions

( TechnipFMC - Flexi France)

Wire crimping under close inspection

( Desoutter Industrial Tools)

Tailored inspection for high-quality magnets

( Euromag)

Analysis to guarantee train safety

( DPIA Colaert)

Well-qualified medical prostheses

( Oneortho Medical)

International training in tribology

( Wärtsilä)

Comprehensive training in materials

( Milton Roy Europe)

On the way to a noise-free car interior

( Groupe PSA)

Targeting optimum quality for equipment

( Technidrill)

Duplication of a wear test bench

( Renault)

Failure analysis

Mechanical breakdown, non-compliant product ? Our dedicated teams do failure analyses on a daily basis and give you assents and recommendations to help you understand the causes and origins of the problem.

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