NiCrBSi spray and fuse types of coatings are routinely applied on various jobs where metallurgical bond of the coating to the substrate is desired. These coatings require a subsequent fusing operation at temperature of about 1050°C. In the present study NiCrBSi coatings were formed by the HVOF process and by the conventional spray and fuse route. The coatings were characterized for their microstructure, hardness and porosity. The aim of this study was to see whether HVOF spraying NiCrBSi spray and fuse powder could cause instant fusing of the coating without the need for additional fusing operation. XRD study of the coatings was also carried out to find out the difference between the spray and fused NiCrBSi coatings and the HVOF sprayed coatings. The HVOF spraying of NiCrBSi was carried under different set of parameters to determine the effect of spraying parameters on the properties of coating.

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