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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume 2016, Article ID 9070468, 6 pages
Research Article

Potential of New-Generation Electron Beam Technology in Interface Modification of Cold and HVOF Sprayed MCrAlY Bond Coats

Institute of Materials Science and Engineering, NETME Centre, Brno University of Technology, 616 69 Brno, Czech Republic

Received 4 September 2015; Revised 24 November 2015; Accepted 25 November 2015

Academic Editor: Ming-Xing Zhang

Copyright © 2016 J. Cizek et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Electron beam (EB) technology treatment was carried out on CoNiCrAlY bond coats deposited on Inconel substrates via cold spray and HVOF techniques in dissimilar thicknesses. Such treatment was carried out with regard to the final materials microstructure, composition, surface roughness, and the quality of the coating-substrate interface. Following a multiple-step optimization of the processing parameters (such as beam pattern configuration, accelerating voltage, longitudinal speed, and multiple beam incidence), two final EB modifications were carried out on both coating types. It was found that the optimized EB treatment could lead to a significant alteration of the interface from a distinctive divide into smooth chemical and structural transition between the materials, significant decrease in surface roughness and porosity, and changes in mechanical properties (increase in Young’s modulus and decrease in hardness of the coating).