Tampere Wear Center (TWC) concentrates on both scientific and practical aspects of wear, trying to bridge the gap between scientific basic research and applied industrial research and development. The aim of TWC is to provide new insight to the mechanisms of wear and thereby facilitate the development of new wear resistant materials and solve the practical wear problems that the industry constantly faces.
TWC is a part of the Department of Materials Science of Tampere University of Technology. TWC utilizes the versatile and up-to-date research and testing equipment of DMS as well as exploits the knowledge and expertise of its reseach in all groups of materials. TWC is rapidly developing into an internationally recognized concentration of advanced wear test facilities and expertise.
Wear Forum is a collaboration network between TWC, research institutes, and companies. Wear forum connects the material specialists with wear experts. Forum offers both a national and an international collaboration network.