TiN and CrN PVD coatings on electroless nickel-coated steel substrates

A. Leyland, M. Binsudin, A. S. James, M. R. Kalantary, P. B. Wells, A. Matthews, J. Housden, B. Garside

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Plasma-assisted (PA) PVD ceramic coating such as TiN have so far achieved only very limited use on cheap low-alloy steels, owing to problems relating to both corrosion resistance and the need for load support from the underlying material. Here we report tests to asses the wear and corrosion performance of TiN and CrN PAPVD coatings on phosphorus-doped electroless nickel (ENiP)-coated steels. It is shown that this route offers a potentially cost-effective means of utilizing PAPVD ceramic films on lower grade steels. In particular, CrN/ENiP on AISI 304 stainless steel is shown to exhibit a promising combination of wet abrasion resistance with good corrosion properties.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)474-479
Number of pages6
JournalSurface & Coatings Technology
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 8 Oct 1993


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