Abstract

Current HVOF systems available on the world market are relatively complicated to operate and expensive. At the Bauman State Technical University in Moscow (BMSTU) a new portable HVOF spraying and cutting system MiniJet-30 has been developed. This rugged system offers the ease of operation of conventional gas welding equipment and produces high quality HVOF coatings. In this paper, the results of numerical simulation calculations of supersonic gas/powder flows, with and without a particle mask, are presented and compared with experimental outcomes. Additionally, typical HVOF coatings were sprayed and evaluated for bond strength, porosity, microhardness, abrasive wear, and phase composition (OM, XRD). The results are compared to those of other HVOF systems. Lastly, the cutting efficiencies for stainless steel, cast iron, and non-ferrous metals are discussed.

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