INCREASE OF WEAR RESISTANCE OF METASTABLE AUSTENITE Cr-Mn-N STEEL DIFFUSION BORIDE COATINGS IN CONDITIONS OF ACTION THE EXTERNAL MAGNETIC FIELD
In this paper it was investigated the formation of complex boriding diffusion layers on metastable austenite Cr-Mn-N steel powder method. Defined phase and chemical composition, thickness, microhardness and wear resistance obtained by layers of metastable austenite Cr-Mn-N steel. It is established that the application of an external magnetic field (EMF) leads to a redistribution of the proportion boride phases in the surface layers of the crystal lattice period changes. EMF allows in 1.5 – 2 times to reduce the period of saturation details, microhardness diffusion boride coatings increase to 20,5 – 21 GPa and increase their wear resistance in 2.4 – 3 times compared to steel without protective coating. Boriding a magnetic field will increase the microhardness boride coatings 6 – 7 GPa compared to the boriding without application of a magnetic field.