Surface texturing as a means for controlling tribological properties of mechanical components is well known for many years. Various technologies have been developed for surface texturing. Among them, ultrashort pulsed laser surface texturing is one of the most promising ways to achieve micromachining in the field of tribological applications. Ultrashort pulsed laser technology can produce various micro-/nanostructures on the material surfaces to modulate their tribological properties. The aim of this chapter is to introduce the recent progress on ultrashort pulsed laser-induced frictional property change of metals and to demonstrate the potential applications of ultrashort pulsed laser-induced frictional property change of metal in various fields.
Part of the book: Advances in Tribology