Fundamental research is comprised of experimental or theoretical work that is focused on acquisition of new ideas, principles, and theories. Our key areas of concern are related to tribology, condition monitoring, reverse engineering, additive technologies and industrial design. We have been successfully solving research projects of the Czech Science Foundation, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic and other funding providers. We publish results of our research in prestigious journals. During the last five years, we have published more than 180 articles and recorded more than 450 citations (Scopus SciVal).