The authors gratefully acknowledge the German Research Foundation for its financial support of the project BU2568/3-1.
Plasma Nitriding of Spray-Formed Aluminum Alloys†
Article first published online: 14 MAY 2013
© 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Advanced Engineering Materials
Volume 15, Issue 10, pages 970–975, October 2013
How to Cite
Buchwalder, A., Dalke, A., Spies, H.-J. and Zenker, R. (2013), Plasma Nitriding of Spray-Formed Aluminum Alloys. Adv. Eng. Mater., 15: 970–975. doi: 10.1002/adem.201200257
- Issue published online: 4 OCT 2013
- Article first published online: 14 MAY 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 11 APR 2013
- Manuscript Received: 9 AUG 2012
- German Research Foundation. Grant Number: BU2568/3-1
Despite their high silicon content up to 17–25 ma% spray-formed Al alloys are well nitridable. The present paper deals with the influence of the chemical composition, initial surface roughness and the nitriding parameters on the nitriding behavior, especially the surface coverage with aluminum nitride. Furthermore, the hardness and wear behavior are investigated both after the single plasma nitriding treatment as well as an additional subsequent heat treatment (age hardening).