Powder Metallurgy and Metal Ceramics

, Volume 57, Issue 3–4, pp 175–181 | Cite as

Structure and Mechanical and Tribotechnical Properties of Iron–High-Carbon Ferrochrome Doped with Ni3B Additions

  • V. A. Maslyuk
  • E. S. KaraimchukEmail author
  • M. I. Podoprygora
  • V. T. Varchenko
  • I. A. Sytnyk

The production conditions and mechanical and tribotechnical properties of iron–high-carbon ferrochrome FKh800 materials doped with nickel boride have been studied. It is shown that Ni3B additions promote the formation of a multiphase microheterogeneous matrix-reinforced structure consisting of chromium steel and solid inclusions of complex chromium–iron carbides such as Me7C3 and Me23C6. When the doping content increases from 3.5 to 7.0 wt.%, complex Fe–Cr carbides and carboborides form, decreasing the hardness and bending strength and increasing the abrasive wear resistance of the base material from 5.0 to 12.2 km/mm. The Fe–35% FKh800 materials containing 5–7 wt.% Ni3B are found to be promising as they combine acceptable mechanical properties and improved abrasive wear resistance.


powder materials composite wear resistance iron nickel boride sintering hardness 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. A. Maslyuk
    • 1
  • E. S. Karaimchuk
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. I. Podoprygora
    • 1
  • V. T. Varchenko
    • 1
  • I. A. Sytnyk
    • 1
  1. 1.Frantsevich Institute for Problems of Materials ScienceNational Academy of Sciences of UkraineKyivUkraine

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