Nanotechnology is the branch of technology that deals with dimensions and tolerances of less than 100 nanometers, especially the manipulation of individual atoms and molecules. A nanometer is 1 billionth of a meter. Nano carbons are spherical less than 10NM in diameter. Because they are carbon, they are very eco-friendly material and are proven to have higher thermal conductivity, high load-carrying capacity, and wear-resistant along with increased film strength and heat transfer. Nano- carbons worked well on their own but were expensive. They work even better with synergy with other components, reducing the cost of the overall formula.


When scientists and engineers at LSI labs began their quest for excellence, they sought out new technologies to reformulate the already existing products. To gather data and test their theories, we developed a variety of in-house testing process. One of those processes was the ASTM 4172 four-ball test. In our 4-ball wear test, a steel ball is rotated in between three other stationary steel balls for 60 minutes. For each test, all are set in rotational motion under a specified load, speed, temperature, and time. Each test introduces a variable ASTM D-2266 (grease) or ASTM D-4170 (oils) as the lubricant protection. Between each of the four balls under scrutiny. After the test, technicians report the average measurements of the three wear scars. The coefficient-of-friction results and the prevention of wear are determined by the measurement of the wear scars on each rotational ball. The smaller the wear scars across the three stationary ball indicates a higher level of lubricity within the lubricant and therefore added protection of parts in friction against each other.