Tribology Letters

, Volume 28, Issue 2, pp 131–137 | Cite as

Applying Micro-Texture to Cast Iron Surfaces to Reduce the Friction Coefficient Under Lubricated Conditions

  • Miki NakanoEmail author
  • Atsuko Korenaga
  • Atsushi Korenaga
  • Koji Miyake
  • Takashi Murakami
  • Yasuhisa Ando
  • Hatsuhiko Usami
  • Shinya Sasaki
Original Paper


The tribological properties of cast iron have been investigated to determine the effects of micro-texturing the surfaces. The micro-textured surfaces were prepared by shot blasting or milling using a shaper. The surfaces with groove patterns and mesh patterns had higher friction coefficients than the flat surfaces. The surfaces with dimpled patterns had lower friction coefficients than the flat surfaces. The results indicated that the dimpled pattern had a beneficial effect by decreasing the friction.


Hydrodynamic Friction Slideways Boundary Lubrication 



This study was supported by grants from the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) of Japan. We gratefully acknowledge Mr. H. Shimura from AIST of Japan for significant contribution of this research and fruitful discussion. We also gratefully acknowledge Dr. H. Mano from AIST of Japan for experimental discussions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miki Nakano
    • 1
    Email author
  • Atsuko Korenaga
    • 1
  • Atsushi Korenaga
    • 1
  • Koji Miyake
    • 1
  • Takashi Murakami
    • 1
  • Yasuhisa Ando
    • 1
  • Hatsuhiko Usami
    • 1
    • 2
  • Shinya Sasaki
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Advanced Manufacturing Research InstituteNational Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)TsukubaJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of Science and EngineeringMeijo UniversityNagoyaJapan
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical EngineeringTokyo University of ScienceTokyoJapan

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