I am a senior mechanical engineering student working a senior project for an aerospace company in Indiana. A problem has been identified about wear on titanium parts mated with steel parts. We are searching for a coating to apply to the titanium that will reduce the wear that is caused by relative motion between the parts. I am looking for any advice!Genevieve A [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
senior mechanical engineering student - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA
Are the parts alkaline anodized, Genevieve? That's usually the basic first step in addressing a problem like this.
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Pine Beach, New Jersey
Try nitriding the titanium - it gives a good gold colour with very high hardness.
R&D practical scientist
Chesham, Bucks, UK
Try boron nitride which is even harder than titanium nitride. In a final step I would apply Teflon.Joerg Spantzel
- West Lafayette
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