TiC Particle Reinforced Reactive Plasma Cladding Composite Coating by the Precursor Carbonization-Composition Process
Fe-Cr-Ti-C composite powder was prepared by precursor carbonization-composition process using the mixture of ferrotitanium, chromium, iron powders and precursor sucrose as raw materials. In situ synthesized TiC particle reinforced composite coating was fabricated on substrate of Q235 steel by reactive plasma cladding process using Fe-Cr-Ti-C composite powder. Microstructure of the coating was observed by scanning electron microscope (SEM), the phases in the coating were determined by X-ray diffraction (XRD), and the wear resistance of the composite coating was evaluated under dry sliding wear test conditions at room temperature. Results indicate that the composite coating consists of in-situ the reinforcing TiC carbide, (Cr,Fe)7C3 eutectics and austenitic, and is metallurgically bonded to the Q235 steel substrate. TiC carbide in the composite coating showed the gradient distribution. TiC particles present granular in the fusion zone and central zone, and present dendritic in the surface of the composite coating. Hardness of the coating from surface to fusion zone is little difference, the average hardness of the coating is about HV0.2750, is as 3.2 times as the base. The wear mass loss of Q235 base material is 12 times as that of the composite coating.
Yungang Li, Pengcheng Wang, Liqun Ai, Xiaoming Sang and Jinglong Bu
J. B. Liu et al., "TiC Particle Reinforced Reactive Plasma Cladding Composite Coating by the Precursor Carbonization-Composition Process", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 291-294, pp. 167-171, 2011