Superabrasive composite materials are typically used for grinding stone, minerals and concrete. Sintering and brazing are the key manufacturing technologies for grinding tools production. But restricted geometry-flexibility, absence of repair possibilities for damaged tool surfaces as well as difficulties in controlling materials interfaces are main weaknesses of these production processes. Thermal spraying offers the possibility to avoid these restrictions. In this research work a fabrication method based on the detonation flame spraying technology has been investigated to bond large superabrasive particles (150 – 600 µm, needed for grinding minerals and stones) in a metallic matrix. Layer morphology and bonding quality are evaluated with respect to superabrasive material, geometry, spraying- and powder-injection-parameters. Influences of process temperature and possibilities of thermal treatment of MMC-layers are analyzed.

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