The tribological performance of Polyetherimide (PEI) composites filled with different Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) content was comparatively evaluated on MM-200 test rig in block-on-ring configuration under dry friction condition. The microstructures of worn surfaces, fractured surfaces and wear mechanisms of the PEI composite were examined under scanning electron microscope (SEM). The variations of elastic modulus and surface hardness with variation in composition were also investigated. The results showed that under conditions of dry friction the PTFE can lower the friction coefficient and reduce wear of the PEI composites. When filled with 10 wt. % PTFE, the composite had the lowest wear rate. For PEI filled with 5wt. % PTFE the friction coefficient was about 0.3 and remained comparatively stable with increase of the PTFE content.

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