INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS

GREEN CARBIDES – INNOVATION IN THERMAL SPRAYING COATINGS

  • 1 Faculty of Mechanical Engineering – Technical University of Košice, Slovak Republic

Abstract

The paper presents results of research of the essential characteristics of two kinds of advanced coatings applied by HVOF technology. One studied coating: WB-WC-Co (60-30-10%) contains two types of hard particles (WC and WB), the second coating is ecofriendly alternative to the previously used WC-based coatings, called “green carbides” with the composition WC-FeCrAl (85-15%). In green carbides coating the heavy metals (Co, Ni, NiCr) forming the binding matrix in conventional wear-resistant coatings are replaced by more environmentally friendly matrix based on FeCrAl alloy. On the coatings was carried out: metallographic analysis, measurement of thickness, micro-hardness, adhesion, resistance to thermal cyclic loading and adhesive, abrasive and erosive wear resistance. There were also determined corrosion characteristics of the coatings in NaCl and SAR solutions.

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