Comparison of wear performance of thermal sprayed cermet (WC-Co) coatings from suspension and feedstock powders.
Faisal, Nadimul Haque
Al-Anazi, Nayef M.
Goosen, Mattheus F. A.
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ALI, O., AHMED, R., ALAWADHI, H., SHAMEER, M., FAISAL, N., AL-ANAZI, N. and GOOSEN, M. 2017. Comparison of wear performance of thermal sprayed cermet (WC-Co) coatings from suspension and feedstock powders. In the Proceedings of the International thermal spray conference and exposition 2017 (ITSC 2017), 7-9 June 2017, Dusseldorf, Germany. Dusseldorf: DVS Media GmbH [online], pages 681-686. Available from: http://www.proceedings.com/38541.html
WC-Co coatings were deposited using conventional High Velocity Oxy-Fuel Jet-Kote (HVOF-JK) and Suspension HVOF (S-HVOF) methods. Microstructural and mechanical properties along with the wear resistance of coatings were investigated. Reciprocating sliding wear tests were conducted against sintered Si3N4 counter-body with a normal load of 25N and total sliding distance of 500m following ASTM G133-2 standard. Coatings were characterised by Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) and nano-Indentation techniques. HVOF-JK coating showed good retention of WC whereas S-HVOF coating showed the presence of W, W2C and amorphous/nanocrystalline phases. Nano-indentation of HVOF-JK and S-HVOF showed that the relative hardness of the HVOF-JK coating was higher but their elastic modulus was lower. The lower total wear rate was exhibited by the HVOF-JK coating. This difference in wear performance is attributed to the difference in hardness of the coatings and decarburisation of WC particles.