Materials (Jul 2020)

The Experimental and Numerical Research for Plastic Working of Nickel Matrix Composite Coatings

  • Tomasz Dyl,
  • Robert Starosta,
  • Dariusz Rydz,
  • Bartosz Koczurkiewicz,
  • Wioletta Kuśmierska-Matyszczak

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 13, no. 14
p. 3177


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In the machine, metallurgical, and shipbuilding industries, steel products with alloy and composite coatings based on nickel may be used. It is expedient to improve the physicochemical properties of the surface layer of products as they have a significant roughness value after thermal spraying. It is therefore important to finish the layers applied by flame spraying, where machining is used for this purpose. However, it causes a loss of coating material, which is quite expensive. Therefore, in order to reduce costs and improve the quality of the surface layer, the finishing treatment of nickel-based coatings by means of plastic working is used. Two types of plastic working were proposed: rolling and burnishing. Numerical and experimental tests of the plastic processing of alloy coatings were carried out. The roughness of the coatings after rolling decreased to 1/25 and 30% strengthening of the alloy coating matrix was determined. After burnishing, roughness was reduced to 1/12 and the alloy coatings were strengthened by 25%. Plastic working by rolling and burnishing has a beneficial effect on the surface quality of the workpiece, not only by significantly improving the roughness, but also by increasing the strength properties of the surface layers.