Center for Tribology Research

Testing Services

CETR analysis lab offers fee-based contract testing services to evaluate tribological and mechanical properties of your materials (nano indentation, scratch adhesion, micro indentation, wear test, tribometer wear, friction & coefficient of friction, pin on disk, lubricant test, fretting, electrical contact test, ASTM, DIN and ISO standard test etc ). Our scientists possess many years of experience in testing services and they strive to deliver thehighest quality services to meet your needs.

Whether your testing requires a routine or a customized test procedure CETR will help you learn more about your materials. Please contact us to discuss how we can meet your needs.

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Expert Witnessing

Since its inception 15 years ago, CETR has been actively helping its customers in legal protection of their intellectual property and business, providing both expert test and expert witness services.

Among the major legal cases where CETR has been successfully involved are the following:


between Seagate Technology and Cornice, Inc.

(related to the intellectual property on the mechanical design of portable magnetic disk drives)

SEAGATE FILES PATENT INFRINGEMENT COMPLAINT AGAINST CORNICE, INC.

SCOTTS VALLEY, California — 23 June 2004

 

Sumner Lemon, IDG News Service, Thursday, August 19, 2004

SEAGATE AND CORNICE REACH PARTIAL SETTLEMENT OF THEIR PENDING PATENT LAWSUITS

SCOTTS SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif.—02 May 2005

 
Cornice, Seagate Partly Settle Hard-Drive Dispute

Martyn Williams, IDG News Service,  Wednesday, May 04, 2005


between Boston Scientific and US Justice Department

(related to the quality of implantable cardiovascular stent systems)

Boston Scientific to Pay $74 Million to Settle U.S. Stent Case

Stent firm still target of federal inquiry. Boston Scientific says two officials won't face charges

Boston Scientific Settles Heart Stent Probe

FOXNEWS.COM HOME, Friday, June 24, 2005


between Arthrex, Inc. and DePuy Mitek, a J&J Company

(related to the intellectual property on the mechanical design and materials of surgical sutures)

N.J. Briefs

Record, The; Bergen County, N.J.  06/23/2004


between Iomega and Nomai 

(related to the reliability of Zip high-density floppy-drives)

Iomega sues Nomai, again

CNET News.com, September 30, 1997

Iomega, Nomai stymied in court 

CNET News.com, December 19, 199

Iomega's Nomai strategy: If you can't beat them, buy them

Computer Reseller News, December 18, 1997


between American Airlines, Sabre Travel Network and Western Digital

(related to the reliability of computer disk drives used for travel reservations)

Some Highlights From Sabre's Long & Distinguished History 

The Alternative TPF Homepage, February 09, 2001


between Swiss Air, Interactive Flight Technology, Avnet and other parties

(related to the reliability of computerized on-demand in-flight video system and a crash of Swiss flight 111)

Swissair111.Org

Did Game System Doom Flight 111? 

Wired News, October 30, 1998

229 killed in Swissair crash off Nova Scotia

CNN, September 3, 1998

"Doomed plane's gaming system exposes holes in FAA oversight".

USA TODAY, February 17, 2003, Special report: Swissair Flight 111


between Alaska Airlines, Boeing, and families of victims of the Alaska flight 261

(related to the reliability of the jack-screw/nut assembly on Boeing airplanes, and a crash in January 2000)

88 LIKELY KILLED IN ALASKA AIRLINES CRASH

Online News Hour, February 1, 2000

Alaska grounds 17 planes to retest part linked to crash

SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER REPORTER, Friday, August 4, 2000

Alaska Air Is Faulted in Crash That Killed 88

YourLawyer.com, December 10, 2002

Safety board splits blame for crash

Associated Press, December 11, 2002

Alaska Air, Boeing Settle Two Lawsuits

Reuters, Thursday July 3, 7:55 pm ET


Contact CETR to discuss your testing needs in detail, for more information and pricing or to set up an appointment to visit our lab in Northern California. You will surely be pleased with our wide expertise, unique equipment and friendly effective services.