Microstructure and selected properties of Ni-Cr-Re coatings deposited by means of plasma thermal spraying

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Konrad Tobota
Marcin Chmielewski
Ján Dusza


The article presents the results of research on plasma sprayed Ni-Cr-Re coatings. The substrate was 16Mo3 chromium-molybdenum steel used in the production of boilers. The coatings were sprayed with Oerlikon Amdry 4535 80% Ni, 20% Cr powder with 20-45µm granulation. 1% metallic rhenium was added to the base powder using a high energy ball milling method. Rhenium is a heavy, high-density metal. As an alloying addition, it improves the heat resistance of alloys, creep resistance and high temperature oxidation. Rhenium alloys are widely used in the energy and aviation industries as an alloying additive to prevent creep. Observations were made on an optical microscope and a SEM microscope. Hardness tests and optical surface testing with a profilometer were carried out.


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K. Tobota, M. Chmielewski, and J. Dusza, “Microstructure and selected properties of Ni-Cr-Re coatings deposited by means of plasma thermal spraying”, Weld. Tech. Rev., vol. 92, no. 5, pp. 15-23, Aug. 2020.
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