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Materials Science and Metallurgy Engineering. 2016, 3(1), 1-7
DOI: 10.12691/msme-3-1-1
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Influence of Substrate of the Carbon Contents and Coating Thickness on Scratch and Wear Resistance of AlCrN Films

Chandrashekhar Ambiger1, , V. R. Kabadi2, N. Gupta3, K. G. Ambli1 and Rajesh Bhide4

1Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hirasugar Institute of Technology Nidasoshi, Belagavi-591236, Karnataka, India

2Department of Mechanical Engineering, Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology, Bengaluru - 580006, Karnataka, India

3Department of Mechanical & aerospace Engineering, New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering, Brooklyn, USA

4Cutting LAB, Oerlikon Balzers Coating India Limited, Bhosari, Pune-411026, Maharashtra, India

Pub. Date: March 24, 2016

Cite this paper:
Chandrashekhar Ambiger, V. R. Kabadi, N. Gupta, K. G. Ambli and Rajesh Bhide. Influence of Substrate of the Carbon Contents and Coating Thickness on Scratch and Wear Resistance of AlCrN Films. Materials Science and Metallurgy Engineering. 2016; 3(1):1-7. doi: 10.12691/msme-3-1-1

Abstract

Influence of carbon content substrates and different coating thickness Aluminium Chromium Nitride (AlCrN) coatings was investigated and reported in the studies. Low carbon steel (EN353) and high carbon steel (EN31) rectangular blocks were used as substrates. AlCrN coatings with two different thickness was deposited on these substrates using Balzers rapid coating system machine. The morphology, crystal structure, mechanical and tribological properties (surface hardness, wear resistance and coefficient of friction (COF)) of the coatings were examined using SEM, Optical Microscope, AFM analysis, Micro-Hardness tests, Scratch Tester TR-101 and Pin on Disc testing tribometer at atmospheric conditions. It was shown that surface morphology of D C Arc deposited AlCrN coatings is affected by the substrates properties (carbon content). The increase in the carbon contents of the substrates resulted in the increase of adhesion force between the substrates and coatings. It was also found that, AlCrN/EN31 steel with smooth roughness has the higher wear resistance than AlCrN/EN353 steel substrate.

Keywords:
AlCrN coatings SEM Optical microscopy AFM analysis Micro-Hardness test Scratch test Pin on disc test

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