Microstructure of laser-modified electro-sparking coatings

Izabela Pliszka,

Norbert Radek,

Aneta Gądek-Moszczak,

Renata Dwornicka,

Jozef Bronček


The article summarizes research on a method used to improve tribological properties. The paper presents possibilities of using laser surface modification by means of EDM. The performed research confirmed that the concentrated laser beam stream can effectively modify the state of the ESD coating layer, WC-Cu and improve their usability. The work aims to assess the properties of coatings after laser treatment, based on the observation of the newly created structure of the material, the measurement of adhesion and microhardness measurement.

Słowa kluczowe: WC-Cu coating, laser treatment, electrospark deposition, surface