Development of wear-resistant coatings compounds for high-speed steel tool using a combined cathodic vacuum arc deposition

  • A. А. VereschakaEmail author
  • M. A. Volosova
  • A. D. Batako
  • A. S. Vereshchaka
  • B. Y. Mokritskii


This article presents the work on wear-resistance coatings (WRC), formed on the working surfaces of HSS tools, in order to increase their efficiency. The wear-resistant complex includes nitride layer, which increases the plastic strength of the HSS tool cutting wedge and cutting tool wear resistance, as well as a three-layer nano-structured composite coating that increases tool life. The equipment for the processes of ion nitriding in the gas plasma and the formation of nano-structured multi-layer composite coatings in the filtered metal-gas plasma cathode vacuum arc discharge has been developed. Particular attention was paid to the regularities in the formation of the nitride layer and optimization of its parameters and structure, together with the study of the properties and structure of functional coating layers, depending on the parameters of the deposition process. The parameters of the combined cathodic vacuum arc processing (CCVAP), provides minimum intensity of tool wear during the cutting tests. Sample of coated tools were used to conduct a certification of the developed WRC. This allowed determining the optimal parameters WRC that provided the maximum increase in tool life for a variety of cutting conditions. The outcomes are compared with uncoated HSS tool and standard commercial coatings.


Arc-PVD processes Wear-resistant complex HSS tool life 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. А. Vereschaka
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. A. Volosova
    • 1
  • A. D. Batako
    • 2
  • A. S. Vereshchaka
    • 1
  • B. Y. Mokritskii
    • 3
  1. 1.Moscow State University of Technology (MSUT “STANKIN”)MoscowRussian Federation
  2. 2.Liverpool John Moores UniversityMerseysideUK
  3. 3.Komsomolsk-na-Amure State Technical University, 27Komsomolsk-na-AmureRussian Federation

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