Improving energy efficiency with fine structures
Riblets form a fine artificial structure with a shark-skin-like pattern. It is widely understood that frictional resistance is reduced by using a fine triangular convex structure on a surface that is in contact with air or water. Nikon adds a fine structure called a riblet structure to various products utilizing our proprietary laser processing technology to reduce equipment energy losses and contribute to improving fuel consumption and reducing CO2 emissions.
Riblet analysis and processing
Riblets are said to reduce the frictional resistance of fluids. This section introduces its structure and utility.
Download some materials related on the riblet
Some research papers on performance evaluation of the riblet and a leaflet about the riblet processing are posted on the download page.