TitleTribological properties of solid lubricant contained soft metal coating
SourceAsiatrib-2018, pp. 359-360
AuthorH. Usami, R. Yamazaki, T. Honda, Y. Mihara


A novel coating process based on semisolid state casting of zinc-tin alloy was developed to form solid lubricant thin film on an aluminum cast alloy. Resulting surface morphology was consisted of the dispersed molybdenum disulfide and sliver fine particles fixed with the tin-zinc alloy. Tribological properties were evaluated with a ring on disc type testing apparatus using a cast iron ring as the counter specimen in lubricated condition. Results showed that the friction coefficient of the coating surface was low and stable. Furthermore, the addition of silver into the film seemed to be effective means to shorten the running-in distance.


Asiatrib-2018, pp. 359-360