Electron-beam treatment of tungsten-free TiC/NiCr Cermet I: Influence of subsurface layer microstructure on resistance to wear during cutting of metals

V. E. Ovcharenko, Baohai Yu, S. G. Psakhie

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An experimental investigation were performed on the effect of the impulse electron-beam irradiation upon microstructure of the surface layer and on wear resistance of a cutting tool for sintered TiC/NiCr cermet. The results showed that the surface electron-beam treatment of the TiC/NiCr cermet is an efficient method for investigating the microstructure and phase composition in the surface layer of the powder composite and there are optimal regimes of electron-beam treatment, which ensure a substantial increase in the resistance of the cermet to wear during cutting of metals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)427-429
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Materials Science and Technology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2005



  • Cermet
  • Electron-beam treatment
  • Microstructure
  • TiC/NiCr
  • Wear resistance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Metals and Alloys

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