What is it about?

This manuscript highlights the resistance to two-body and three-body abrasive wear of iron and nickel based composite hardfacings with ex-situ added Cr3C2-Ni reinforcement, which were manufactured by submerged arc welding (SAW), plasma transferred arc (PTA) welding and tungsten inert gas (TIG; otherwise called GTAW) welding.

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Why is it important?

This study allows to compare the suitability of different welding technologies for manufacturing of composite overlays (hardfacings) with Cr3C2-Ni reinforcement. More specifically, it shows that overall TIG welding is the most optimal technology for manufacture of such hardfacings.


This manuscript should ease the choice of a hardfacing technology for those, who have to deal with the improvement of machine parts' resistance to abrasive wear and who consider hardfacings as a possible solution.

Mr. Andrei G. Surzhenkov
Tallinn University of Technology

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This page is a summary of: Wear behaviour of Cr3C2–Ni cermet reinforced hardfacings, Journal of Materials Research and Technology, July 2020, Elsevier,
DOI: 10.1016/j.jmrt.2020.05.042.
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