W. CONSHOHOCKEN, PA - ASTM Committee G02 on Wear and Erosion is including a field trip as part of its Dec. 8-9, 2010, meeting in Jacksonville, FL. Committee members will be visiting the Tribology Laboratory in the mechanical engineering department at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

The Tribology Laboratory is actively involved in a wide variety of tribological research and tribology education projects. The laboratory primarily conducts studies in solid lubrication (investigating the friction and wear of materials).

For more information on the G02 meeting and the laboratory tour, contact Kathleen McClung, ASTM International, at 610/832.9717 or e-mail kmcclung@astm.org.