STLE is the premier technical society serving the needs of more than 10,000 individuals and 150 companies and organizations that comprise the tribology and lubrication engineering business sector.
Who We Are
STLE members are technical experts who research, develop and market the methods and products that make industry more successful and that enhance the well-being of people worldwide. Our members are employed by the world's leading corporations and academic institutions and by governmental agencies dealing with science and technology. STLE supports these distinguished men and women with a variety of professional education and certification programs.
The membership of 4000 technical professionals represents men and women working in industry, academic institutions and government throughout the United States, Canada and around the world. In a variety of ways, STLE brings together these managers, engineers, scientists, technicians and craftspeople to learn and share "best practices" associated with the design and operation of modern machinery and equipment.
To advance the science of tribology and the practice of lubrication engineering in order to foster innovation, improve the performance of equipment and products, conserve resources and protect the environment.
Our Vision Statement
To be a leader in the global network of individuals, institutions, societies and corporate entities with a common interest in advancing the science of tribology and the practice of lubrication engineering.