Abradable seal coatings are widely employed in the gas turbine of aero-engine, which not only strength enough to resist the impact of external particles and airflow, but also excellent wear resistance. In the current study, we concentrate on APS sprayed Aluminum Bronze Polyester abradable coating that can be used in turbo engines both for seals and clearance control. A composite thermal spray powder, substantially in the form of clad particles each of which has coarse polyester powders and sub-particles of Cu-Al alloy powders, was prepared using mechanically clad process. Abradable seal coating was prepared by atmospheric plasma spraying. The microstructure, hardness, bonding strength, thermal shock resistance and corrosion resistance of coatings were researched. Properties of the coating were able to meet the application requirements. The coating microstructures and phase compositions were evaluated via SEM. The corrosion mechanisms of the coating were compared by analyzing the cross-sectional and top surface microstructures of the as-sprayed and eroded coatings.

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