Effect of Boron Carbide Addition on Wear Behaviour of Cobalt Based Hardfacings by Plasma Transferred Arc Process
Cobalt based alloy with the addition of 5 and 10 wt% boron carbide have been deposited by PTA process on stainless substrates effectively. The dry sliding wear performances of the coated alloys have been studied at room as well as at elevated temperatures. Addition of boron carbide to satellite 6 resulted in refinement of grains and formation of complex carbides and borides, which has lead to increase in hardness and wear resistance of the hardfaced layers. Superior wear resistance has been found to be at the composition of Stellite 6 with 5 wt% addition of boron carbide.
T. Chandra, N. Wanderka, W. Reimers , M. Ionescu
D.R.G. Achar et al., "Effect of Boron Carbide Addition on Wear Behaviour of Cobalt Based Hardfacings by Plasma Transferred Arc Process", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 638-642, pp. 3745-3750, 2010