Fabrication of SiC Particulates Reinforced MoSi2 Composite Coating by Laser Cladding
In order to improve wear resistance of carbon steel, laser cladding experiments were carried out using a 3kW continuous wave CO2 laser. The diameter of the laser beam was 3-5mm, the scanning velocity was 3-10mm/s, and the laser output power was 1.0-1.3kW. The experimental results showed that MoSi2/SiCP composites coating could be in-situ synthesized from mixture powders of molybdenum, silicon and SiC by laser cladding. A good metallurgical bond between the coating and the substrate could be achieved. The microstructures of the coating were mainly composed of MoSi2, SiC and FeSiMo phases. The average microhardness of the coating was about HV0.21300, about 6.0 times larger than that of steel substrate.
M.K. Lei, X.P. Zhu, K.W. Xu and B.S. Xu
S. Yang et al., "Fabrication of SiC Particulates Reinforced MoSi2 Composite Coating by Laser Cladding", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 373-374, pp. 304-307, 2008