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    Welcome to Bud Labs, America's premier source of friction, wear and erosion testing, and other tribology services.  

    Established in 1998, Bud Labs is a family business dedicated to tribotesting as well as developing and building testing equipment for friction and wear studies.

    We thank you for stopping by.  Please take a few minutes and check out the website, and scroll down for contact information.


    Our Mission

    Our mission is to solve friction, wear and erosion problems / concerns for clients through acquired knowledge and tests that we perform, or by supplying reliable test equipment and test specimens that identify the best candidate for a particular tribosystem.



    We have two testing laboratories and a complete machine shop in Rochester, NY.  Our tribotesting equipment includes:

    • Pin-on-disk continuous sliding tester (ASTM G99)
    • Falex block-on-ring tester (ASTM G77, G176)
    • Falex multi-specimen tester
    • Ten-station block-on-ring tester
    • Reciprocating ball-on-plane testers (5) (ASTM G133)
    • Solid particle erosion test rig (ASTM G76)
    • Loop abrasion tester (ASTM G174)
    • Capstan friction tester (ASTM G143)
    • Inclined plane friction tester (ASTM G164, G182)
    • Galling tester (ASTM G196)
    • Falex dry sand rubber wheel abrasion tester (ASTM G65)
    • High stress abrasion tester (ASTM B611) 
    • Fretting test (ASTM G204)
    • Elevated temperature (400° C) reciprocating ball-on-plane tester
    • Sled friction tester (ASTM D1894)
    • Slurry erosion tester
    • Wet abrasion tribometer
    • Taber Abraser (ASTM  D4060)
    • Contact and non-contact profilometry of wear scars
    • Scratch testing (ASTM G171)
    • Bud Labs Tribotester


    Contact Information

    Please refer to the information below in order to contact us for any additional questions or details.


    (585) 865-1093


    (585) 241-9749


    Postal address

    3145 Dewey Ave.

    Rochester, New York 14616


    Electronic mail

    Click here to email Sales and Operations

    Click here to email Technical issues and Support