Handbook of Hard Coatings

1st Edition

Deposition Technolgies, Properties and Applications


  • Rointan F. Bunshah
  • Rointan F. Bunshah
  • Handbook of Hard Coatings

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    The dozen contributors to this volume, all of them well-known, leading experts, provide a ""must-have"" resource for fabrication, characterization, and applications in the field of hard coatings and wear-resistant surfaces. Handbook of Hard Coatings offers a complete explanation of commercially oriented deposition technology, from traditional vacuum-based thin-film techniques such as evaporation, sputter deposition, and chemical vapor deposition, to various thermal spraying methods. Readers also get a detailed technical introduction to the science of characterizing and measuring hard coatingsùshowing the physical properties of these films and composites as well as the underlying structure of the material. Two chapters explore techniques used to evaluate hardness, adhesion, friction, wear and stress, as well as key tribological properties. At the heart of Handbook of Hard Coatings, an extensive practical applications section describes a wide range of conventional nitride or metal oxide coatings for both cutting tools and for non-cutting uses. In addition, a chapter on cubic boron nitride and diamond-like films provides a look at the rapidly evolving technology of materials and processes that are considered non-conventional.


    Materials science engineers and technicians, plant personnel and students.

    Table of Contents

    1. Introduction Rointan F. Bunshah 2. Vapor Deposition Technologies Rointan F. Bunshah 1.0 Scope 2.0 Classification of Vapor Deposition Processes 3.0 Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) Processes 4.0 PVD Techniques for Deposition of Metals, Alloys and Compounds 5.0 Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) 6.0 Materials Deposited by PVD and CVD Techniques 3. Thermal Spraying and Detonation Gun Processes Otto Knotek 1.0 Hard Coating with Thermal Spraying Processes 2.0 Processes 3.0 Coating Materials/Consumables/Feedstock Materials 4.0 Conclusions 4. Structure/Property Relationships for Hard Coatings Lars Hultman and Jan E. Sundgren 1.0 Introduction 2.0 Hard Materials 3.0 Microstructure and Morphology of Hard Coatings 4.0 Influence of Microstructure on Coating Properties 5.0 Adhesion and Coating/Substrate Interface Studies 5. Characterization of Hard Coatings Steve J. Bull and David S. Rickerby 1.0 Introduction 2.0 Evaluation of the Hardness of Thin Films 3.0 Measurement of Coating Adhesion 4.0 X-Ray Characterization of Thin Films 5.0 Summary and Conclusions 6. Macro- and Micromechanical and Tribological Properties Bharat Bhushan and Bal K. Gupta 1.0 Introduction 2.0 Measurement of Mechanical Properties 3.0 Measurement of Friction of and Wear 4.0 Mechanical and Tribological Properties of Diamond and Amorphous Carbon Coatings 5.0 Closure 7. Applications to Cutting Tools Otto Knotek, F. Loffler, and G. Kramer 1.0 Introduction


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    Rointan F. Bunshah

    Affiliations and Expertise

    University of California at Los Angeles, USA

    Rointan F. Bunshah

    Affiliations and Expertise

    University of California at Los Angeles, USA