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Associate programme: tribology in foresight. Framework document.

Gee, M G; Alliston-Greiner, A* (2000) Associate programme: tribology in foresight. Framework document. NPL Report. CMMT(A)259

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This document describes the background and action plan for an OST Technology Foresight Associate Programme in tribology.
The aim of the associate programme in tribology is to develop a vision of how tribology will impact our lives and economy over the next twenty years.
It is intended primarily as a guide to decision makers so that the appropriate action can be taken in respect to tribology which will enhance wealth creation and improve the quality of life. It is also expected that the associate programme will have raise the profile of tribology in education.
The overall theme of the Tribology in Foresight Associate Programme is: Promoting a proactive tribological approach to reducing waste and failure, especially in the design stage of engineering components and systems
The Associate Programme will be driven through the UK Tribology Forum which was initiated by the I Mech E in October 1998. This includes representation from professional institutes, trade associations, RTOs, universities and industrial firms.
The report that is developed by the Tribology in Foresight Associate Programme will be a concise qualitative description of the likely future impact of tribology on wealth creation and the quality of life in the UK in the next 20 years. It will consist of a series of short assessments of different aspects which have been categorized with respect to the different Foresight Panels.
The results of the Associate Programme will be presented at an open workshop held under the auspices of the UK Tribology Forum.

Item Type: Report/Guide (NPL Report)
NPL Report No.: CMMT(A)259
Subjects: Advanced Materials
Advanced Materials > Surface Engineering
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2018 13:17
URI: http://eprintspublications.npl.co.uk/id/eprint/1605

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