Become An STLE Member Today!

Membership is available to those interested in staying current in the latest technologies, advancing their careers and making new professional connections form around the world.
EDUCATION Access academic content
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  • Webinars (expert presenters)
  • Online Courses (expert presenters)
  • Self-study learning guides
  • Textbooks and refence materials

PUBLICATION Research on your topic
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  • Tribology & Lubrication Technology (TLT) Magazine (print or digital)
  • Searchable Archives (maintenance, reliability, safety, risks, costs)
  • Technical, Scholarly Peer-Reviewed Journals
  • Find raw materials and help with formulations
  • White papers
  • Emerging Trends Report (triennial)
NETWORKING Gain worldwide perspective
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  • Annual Meeting & Exhibition (international attendance)
  • International conference (Allied organizations in Europe and Japan)
  • Research and Emerging Trends Conference (international attendance)
  • Mobile App (year-round access)
  • Member Directory (worldwide connections)
  • Local Meetings (lifelong connections)
  • Job Board (career opportunities)

CERTIFICATION Get recognized for your expertise
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  • Certified lubrication Specialist
  • Certified Metalworking Fluids Specialist
  • Certified Oil Monitoring Analyst I
  • Certified Oil Monitoring Analyst II

Membership Types

Individual Membership:

Available to individuals who work within the industry or related fields of tribology and lubrication engineering.


Individual Membership Dues:
$160 / Annually or;
$310 / $435 - Two years/Three years for additional savings and convenience

Corporate Membership:

Provides opportunities for companies to stay at the forefront of the industry. Corporate members receive significant savings on STLE’s most valuable products and services, designed to educate your employees, market your business and network with an international audience. For more details about corporate benefits, please contact Tracy VanVe.

Corporate Membership Dues: $1285 annually

Please complete and return the form to

Student Membership: 

Available to full-time undergraduate or graduate students in an accredited academic institution majoring in physics, chemistry, engineering or other related technical or scientific disciplines. Students receive full access to all member services & benefits at reduced prices, including conference registration at industry events such as the STLE Annual Meeting and Tribology Frontiers Conference.   

Student membership Dues: $25 annually
Requires a current school transcript

Please complete and return the form along with payment and your current transcript to

Changes in employment status
A member who has suffered a significant change in employment status may file a written request to headquarters for a six month waiver of dues. Examples of changed status include but are not limited to complete loss of employment, change of employer and temporary furloughs. Requests will be considered by the STLE Executive Director with input from the Executive Committee as required. No more than two consecutive six-month delays may be granted. Submit your written requests to

For more information about STLE member programs and services, email