Laser cladding is a novel way to produce metal matrix composites for need of abrasion resistant coatings. There are, however, few comparative studies concerning the choice of reinforcing material and the metallic matrix material. In this study, MMC’s were formed from vanadium-, tungsten- and titanium carbides mixed with tool steel M2, Stellite 21 and NiCrBSi-alloy. The abrasion resistances were tested using rubber wheel abrasion apparatus. The wear surfaces were examined. The best results were achieved by M2 tool steel with vanadium carbides.

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