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Investigation of wear and corrosion protection of AlSi20 coatings produced by thermal spraying and laser cladding on AZ31B

By K. Bobzin, N. Kopp, T. Warda, C. Schulz, G. Rolink and A. Weisheit


Magnesium and magnesium alloys are the lightest structural materials with an approximate density of 1.7 g/cm³ (density of aluminium ~2.7 g/cm³). Due to the poor corrosion and wear resistance properties, they need to be coated for usage in lightweight constructions. AlSi20 was found to be a suitable coating material to improve the properties of parts made of the magnesium alloy AZ31B. Within this work, coatings are applied by thermal spraying, laser cladding and the combination of both processes. These coatings were investigated regarding corrosion protection in 3.5 % chlorine solution in a three electrode setup to obtain electrochemical corrosion characteristics. Abrasive wear was investigated using a pin-on-disc tribometer and abrasion rate was calculated. Resistance against shock loads was tested by applying a cyclic load at 50 Hz in order to investigate the resistance against impact stresses

Year: 2012
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