Wear Resistance of Chromium-Containing Matrices of Diamond Drilling Tools


I. M. Frantsevich Institute for Problems of Materials Science of the NAS of Ukraine, Krzhizhanovsky str., 3, Kyiv, 03142, Ukraine
Powder Metallurgy - Kiev: Frantsevich Institute for Problems of Materials Science NASU, 2008, #07/08


The paper examines the wear rate in friction of copper-impregnated samples produced by pressing of VK6 powder with chromium additions. The test is conducted on a cast iron disk in the presence of a wet SiC powder and on a diamond wheel without cooling. It is shown that higher chromium content insignificantly increases the sample wear rate in friction with the cast iron disk. At the same time, the wear rate abruptly decreases for the diamond wheel. The hardness of the samples does not significantly change with increasing chromium content to 6 wt.%.