Preparation and Characterization of the Decarbonization Preventing Nano-Coating Applied in Spring Steel Protection
Surface decarburization is one of important issues in spring steel production. The novel decarbonization-resistant nano-coating has been successfully fabricated, by using a low-cost, and easily accessible bauxite minerals and other additional components, including magnesia, silicon carbide，glass powder and agglomerant, which is used to prevent spring steels from being decarburized during the hot-rolling process. The microstructure of the protective nano-coating is observed by means of X-ray diffraction, TG-DTA, metalloscope and so on. It is found that even if some glass ceramic exists within the coating in the initial lower temperature (950°C~1000°C) the decarbonization-preventing coating still presents decarburization resistance up to 72.2%. Furthermore, the protective ration reaches to 100% when the heating temperature rises to range (1050°C~1100°C). The excellent decarbonization preventing properties are attributed to the formation of glass ceramic and pleonaste, which hinders the second interdiffusion of oxygen and carbon.
Rongming Wang, Ying Wu and Xiaofeng Wu
X. J. Wang et al., "Preparation and Characterization of the Decarbonization Preventing Nano-Coating Applied in Spring Steel Protection", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 688, pp. 238-244, 2011