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Journal of Coatings
Volume 2013, Article ID 262310, 5 pages
Research Article

Tribological Characteristics Improvement of Wear Resistant MAO-Coatings

Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, 65 Leninsky Prospect, Moscow 119991, Russia

Received 24 March 2013; Accepted 3 June 2013

Academic Editor: Fahmina Zafar

Copyright © 2013 V. N. Malyshev 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.


Currently, the most promising technology of coating formation is microarc oxidation (MAO) with unique properties of the surface layer, which combine high wear resistance, corrosion resistance, and heat and erosion resistance. Microarc oxidation can be used for parts and components manufacturing in various segments of industries. However, the technology improvement by improving the tribological characteristics of MAO-coatings can not only enhance economic effect, but also expand its application.