In this study, a design of experiment (DOE) approach is used to investigate the influence of powder size and mixing ratio on the microstructure and properties of thermal spray coatings. Nano and micro sized WC-12Co powders combined in different proportions with Inconel 625 were deposited on carbon steel substrates by HVOF spraying. The resulting coatings are examined and the effect of different powder combinations on hardness and yield strength is assessed. Spraying procedures and test methods are described and the findings are discussed. Of the various coatings produced, one shows great promise for wear protection, particularly in oil and gas applications.

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