This study evaluates the corrosion and wear resistance of WC-Co coatings produced by cold gas and HVOF spraying. Three WC-Co cermet powders varying in cobalt content were deposited on aluminum alloy substrates by both methods. The powders were characterized based on microstructure, particle size distribution, and phase composition, and the coatings based on cross-sectional microstructure, phase composition, and Vickers hardness. The coatings are also compared based on the results of ball-on-disk, rubber-wheel, and electrochemical testing, which shows that CGS has several advantages over HVOF spraying for the deposition of WC-Co coatings.

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