Application Techniques and Methods for Applying Fused Carbides on Non- Lubricated Wear Surfaces for High Volume Production
FIRESTONE TIRE AND RUBBER CO AKRON OHIO METALLURGICAL LAB
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Application techniques and methods for applying various commercially available types of fused carbides were studied. The nonlubricated wear surfaces of forged steel tank track shoes were used in this study. 900 track shoes were produced in total using four hard surface combinations. The track shoes were tested. Examination of the four types of hard surfaced shoes after field testing revealed little difference in the rate of wear between the different types. All hard coatings were penetrated at approximately 1,000 miles. During the investigation production processes using furnace fusion were selected. A comparison between metal spray, slurry, and decal methods of application was made.
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