WEAR AND DURABILITY VARIATION COMPARED WITH THICKNESS OF CUTTING INSERTS COATED WITH TIN THIN LAYERS
Vacuum deposition of thin layers is a new field of study of advanced technologies to various fields of application in industry. The technology of thin coatings, resistant to wear and deposited by various methods on tool materials aroused much interest to producers, for many years. The mechanical strength and wear resistance of the cutting tools is obtained through the formation of thin coatings of other materials on the their surface, with applications characterized by differentiated chemical composition. The basic properties of the layers, such as their composition, crystal phase, the thickness and the microstructure are controlled by conditions of the deposition. The main purpose of the research is to present the variation of the wear and durability compared with the thickness of TiN thin layers deposited on the cutting inserts.
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