Agglomerated and sintered TiC-Ni based powders were sprayed by detonation gun spray (DGS) and high-velocity oxy-fuel (HVOF) spray processes. Influence of the binder content (20 and 27 vol.-%) and some alloying elements, such as Mo, Co and N on the coating properties were investigated. The coating structures and properties were investigated by optical microscopy, hardness measurements, X-ray diffraction analysis and by rubber-wheel abrasion wear test. It was found that alloying the hard phase with Mo and N leads to an improvement of the coating properties. Alloying of the binder phase with Co did not affect the coating properties. Porosity in the powder granules was found to beneficial in order to melt more efficiently the particles in the DGS process and especially in the HVOF process. HVOF spraying of powders with the higher binder content of 27 vol.-% was found to be advantageous for the preparation of coatings with dense microstructures and good wear resistances.

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