When medical device manufacturers design precision mechanical devices, friction between the moving parts can be difficult to manage. Engineers use medical-grade lubricants — oils, greases or dry powders — to facilitate the movement of parts that slide, shear, twist or pivot. For example, two pieces of titanium alloy rubbing together have a sliding coefficient of friction (CF) of 0.30 while polystyrene moving over steel has a CF of 0.50. High CFs make it difficult to design devices requiring delicate movements. New formulations of the Duraglide® dry lubricants are ideal for this environment and offer an enhanced environmental profile. These lubricants reduce the CF to as little as 0.06, as slippery as ice. Many medical devices would not be commercially viable without the Duraglide® dry lubricants.