NiCr Alloy Coating Deposited on the Surface of 35CrMo Steel by the Electrospark Process
Strengthened coating on the surface of 35CrMo steel alloy was deposited by electrospark process using NiCr electrode. The bond strength and microhardness of the coating was checked and the microstructure of the strengthened coating was analyzed using the optical micro-scope, X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersion spectrum (EDS). The results show that the bond strength between the coating and the base metal is 495.1MPa, and the hardness of the coating surface is about 2 times than that of the base metal, and the property of the workpieces surface has become better. The coating is a metallurgical reacting bonding layer between the base metal and the NiCr electrode, and its main ingredients are FeNi and NiCrFe.
Jitai NIU, Zuyan LIU, Cheng JIN and Guangtao Zhou
H. Yu et al., "NiCr Alloy Coating Deposited on the Surface of 35CrMo Steel by the Electrospark Process", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 575-578, pp. 827-832, 2008