Nano-scale multilayered-composite coatings for the cutting tools

  • A. A. Vereshchaka
  • A. S. VereshchakaEmail author
  • O. Mgaloblishvili
  • M. N. Morgan
  • A. D. BatakoEmail author


In machining, the tool life is one of the limiting criteria in the process; therefore, the development of wear-resistant material for the cutting tools is imperative. This paper presents a methodological approach to the design of nano-scale multilayered-composite coatings for cutting tools. A plasma-enhanced technology of filtered cathodic vacuum-arc deposition is used to coat the tools, which significantly extends the operational life of the cutting tools. Here, a three-layered architecture of coatings is proposed and each layer has a specific function. The engineered structural layers allowed for optimum combination of a high adhesion strength with the tool substrate and a minimum adhesion of the work material to the tool surface. The coating process is presented here alongside with the technological role of the layers. A study of the effect of the developed nano-scale multilayer composite coatings on the rates of tool wear was undertaken, and results were compared with the wear rates of uncoated and standard coatings. The results of a wide range experimental work are given in terms of flank wear and tool life for various machining conditions.


Multilayered-composite coatings Nano-scale structure Filtered cathodic vacuum-arc deposition Cutting tool Tool life 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Moscow State University of Technology (MSUT “STANKIN”)MoscowRussia
  2. 2.Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU)LiverpoolUK

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