Title: Experimental investigation on the effect of multilayer TiCN/TiAlN/WC-C coating on the tribological behaviour of tool inserts for machining applications

Authors: Moganapriya Chinnasamy; Rajasekar Rathanasamy; Ponappa Kannayiram; Sathish Kumar Palaniappan; Samir Kumar Pal; Mahalakshmi Somasundaram; Gobinath Velu Kaliyannan

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kongu Engineering College, Tamil Nadu State, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kongu Engineering College, Tamil Nadu State, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kongu Engineering College, Tamil Nadu State, India ' Department of Mining Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, West Bengal State, India ' Department of Mining Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, West Bengal State, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kongu Polytechnic College, Tamil Nadu State, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kongu Engineering College, Tamil Nadu State, India

Abstract: This study investigates the effect of sliding speed and applied normal load on the wear and frictional behaviour of pure and coated (single layer titanium carbo nitride (TiCN), bilayer titanium aluminium nitride/tungsten carbide/carbide (TiAlN/WC-C), multilayer (TiCN/TiAlN/WC-C)) tool inserts. Dry sliding wear tests were performed using pin-on-disc tribometer. Higher hardness (25.83 GPa) and lower surface roughness (0.219 μm) are the main reasons for augmented performance of multi-layered tool in tribo tests. The result showed that multilayer coated tool depicts 217.67% improvement in wear resistance compared to uncoated tool under low load, while running at lower sliding speed. The same experiences nominal wear at higher sliding speed and showed 248.57% enhancement in wear resistance than uncoated tool. The average coefficient of friction for multi-layered tool under 15 N load portrays lower average coefficient of friction in the range of 0.47 compared to uncoated tool (0.53).

Keywords: friction; wear; coating; cutting tool inserts; physical vapour deposition; PVD; hardness; pin on disc tribometer; surface roughness; coefficient of friction.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMATEI.2019.101963

International Journal of Materials Engineering Innovation, 2019 Vol.10 No.3, pp.186 - 202

Received: 19 Jul 2018
Accepted: 03 Nov 2018

Published online: 28 Aug 2019 *

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