Wear resistance investigation of titanium nitride-based coatings
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The wear of components while they are in service is a predominant factor controlling the life of machine components. Metal parts are often damaged because of wear-driven failures causing the loss of dimensions and functionality. In order to reduce wear, researchers follow two paths: (i) use new, wear resistant materials or (ii) improve the wear resistance of materials by adding alloying elements or performing surface treatments. Thin film hard nitride coatings are seen as a viable way to enhance the wear resistance of metallic materials, thus extending the lifespan of products. This paper reviews the wear resistance of titanium nitride-based coatings obtained using physical vapor deposition (PVD), chemical vapor deposition (CVD), and thermal spraying techniques. The results of thin film coatings deposition on the wear performance and on the coefficient of friction are investigated. The advantages and disadvantages of coating methods are discussed. Finally, recent developments and new possibilities for coating manufacturers to produce films with enhanced wear performance are briefly discussed.
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