Coating and Applications

  • Cássio A. Suski
  • C. A. S. de Oliveira
Part of the Materials Forming, Machining and Tribology book series (MFMT)


This chapter presents the development of new coatings in order to minimize the effects of wear on the tools of manufacturing processes. The coating materials with hard layers results in increased wear resistance and decreasing the coefficient of friction, allowing a better tribological performance of tools and a reduction in machine downtime due to premature failure. The Plasma nitriding, the Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD), the Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD), the Physical–Chemical Vapor Deposition (PCVD), some thermochemical treatments, multilayer coatings and Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) were discussed. The physical vapor deposition can be obtained through three technical features: deposition by vacuum evaporation, cathode sputtering and ion plating. Some coatings properties, such as high hardness, low friction coefficient and high chemical and thermal stability, are primarily responsible for the diversity of applications of these coatings. In this chapter are also presented and compared the properties of various surface coatings applied in the industry.


Physical Vapor Deposition High Speed Steel Titanium Nitride Chemical Vapor Deposition Process Plasma Nitriding 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Instituto Federal de Santa CatarinaBalneário CamboriúBrazil
  2. 2.Mechanical Engineering DepartmentUniversidade Federal de Santa CatarinaFlorianopolisBrazil

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