A new WC-WB-Co feedstock material was sprayed with two HVOF torches. During spraying, the in-flight temperature and velocity history were monitored using the DPV2000 tool. Coatings sprayed with both guns had a relatively high microhardness and good abrasion properties, even with a higher level of porosity for some coatings. This was explained by the nature of the matrix which was composed of an amorphous/nanocrystalline structure and W-Co-B phases. It is suggested that the matrix is harder than conventional binders such as cobalt, for instance, and exhibits a better cohesion with the WC hard phase.

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