Published: 01 January 1987
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This paper reviews the commonly used coating materials and surface treatments for tribological applications. The coating materials considered are plastics, such as polytetrafluoroethylene, polyamide-imide, polyphenylene sulfide, and polyimide; molybdenum disulfide; graphite; cadmium oxide-graphite-silver; calcium fluoride-silver-glass-nickel-chrome; hard chrome; electroless nickel; silver; and some selected carbides, nitrides, borides, and oxides. Surface treatments considered are carburizing, nitriding, carbonitriding, boriding, induction hardening, flame hardening, and laser hardening. Some examples of industrial applications are presented.
coatings, treatments, plastics, metals, ceramics, carbides, nitrides, borides, wear, friction, corrosion, oxidation, tribology, lubrication
Senior engineer and manager of head-disk interface, IBM Corporation, Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA