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Wear behaviour of carbon steel cutting wheel thermal flame sprayed with chromium carbide

Abu Seman Anasyida (School of Materials & Mineral Resources Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia)
Mohd Sharif Nurulakmal (School of Materials & Mineral Resources Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia)

Industrial Lubrication and Tribology

ISSN: 0036-8792

Article publication date: 9 March 2015

Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to develop and evaluate an inexpensive and durable metal cutting wheel using thermal spraying and polymer binding to enhance the wheel’s cutting capability by bonding hard particles (abrasives) onto the wheel.

Design/methodology/approach

Thermal spraying was used to deposit the coating powder (chromium and silicon carbide) onto high carbon substrate. Wear loss and depth of cut as function of load, time and speed were evaluated on uncoated and coated wheel.

Findings

The coated cutting wheel performed better than the uncoated cutting wheel in terms of wear performance. However, the coated cutting wheel experienced coating peel off at higher load and cutting speed, leading to a decrease in wear resistance of the cutting wheel. Thus, optimally cutting should be performed either at low cutting speed and high load or at high cutting speed and low load to prolong the wheel’s lifetime.

Originality/value

The outcome of the study will be beneficial for academicians and industrial working on cutting wheel process.

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Acknowledgements

The author would like to thank Universiti Sains Malaysia for the funding grant and facilities provided.

Citation

Anasyida, A.S. and Nurulakmal, M.S. (2015), "Wear behaviour of carbon steel cutting wheel thermal flame sprayed with chromium carbide", Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, Vol. 67 No. 2, pp. 93-98. https://doi.org/10.1108/ilt-04-2013-0042

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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