The surface treatment by a powder coating is one of the progressive technologies. Such coatings are resistant to corrosion and mechanical wearing. The quality of surface protection is affected primarily by a layer pre-treatment, the type of surface tretment, the system selection and the method and quality of application. Taking into account all the surface pre-tretment methods, the chemical pre-modification is a leading method. One of the methods is pre-treatment using a conversion coating which was developed on the nanotechnology basis - BONDRITE NT. That non-phosphate chemical pre-treatment is utilized at a surrounding temperature. It creates nano-ceramic protective layer on steel, zinc and aluminium surfaces, and as the result the coating has a significant adhesion. In the paper, the possibilities for the improvement of corrosion resistance of powder coatings using the subject conversion coating are presented at the current pasivation of respective surface.
In this article, the attention is paid to the HVOF (High Velocity Oxygen Fuel) thermal spraying method by which the progressive coatings are applied on basic material C15E (STN 412020). These coatings are based on C-17CO, WC-CO-Cr and Cr3C2-25NiCr. There was made determination of the chemical composition of the coatings and assessment of coatings quality - adhesion, microhardness, porosity and wear resistance at room temperature (21°C) and also at operational elevated temperature (900°C). Results of adhesive wear showed high quality of all evaluated coatings and their suitability to extreme tribological conditions.
The protection of metal materials by coatings is one of the most important way to protect the surface against corrosion. Galvanisation of metal surfaces by an electric current is one of the most frequent way of surface treatment due to its wide application. The paper is oriented to the evaluation of the surface quality in terms of micro-geometry. The basic surface of the steel sheet S235JRG2 has been evaluted and compared to the degreased one, galvanized one and surface after galvanizing, chromatizing and phosphating. The microgeometry parameters such as the arithmetical mean deviation Ra, the maximum height of profile Rz, the total height of profile Rt as well as the the mean width of the profile elements RSm and the number of peaks per unit length RPc has been compared.
The paper presents results of research of the essential characteristics of two kinds of advanced coatings applied by HVOF technology. One studied coating: WB-WC-Co (60-30-10%) contains two types of hard particles (WC and WB), the second coating is eco-friendly alternative to the previously used WC-based coatings, called “green carbides” with the composition WC-FeCrAl (85-15%). In green carbides coating the heavy metals (Co, Ni, NiCr) forming the binding matrix in conventional wear-resistant coatings are replaced by more environmentally friendly matrix based on FeCrAl alloy. On the coatings was carried out: metallographic analysis, measurement of thickness, micro-hardness, adhesion, resistance to thermal cyclic loading and adhesive wear resistance (pin-on-disk test). One thermal cycle consisted of heating the coatings to 600°C, dwell for 10 minutes, and subsequently cooling on the still air. The number of thermal cycles: 10. The base material was stainless steel AISI 316L, pretreatment prior to application of the coating: blasting with white corundum, application device JP-5000.