The learning objectives are to pore over students in the technology of thin hard coatings and be able to optimize the cutting performance of coated cutting tools through innovative methodologies, among others based on nanotechnology.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Basics on plasma physics. Coating materials. Determination of coating mechanical properties and residual stress changes through nanoidentation. Determination of coating brittleness by nano-impact tests. Films’ cohesion and adhesion characterization by perpendicular and inclined impact tests. Determination of film fatigue properties. Creep behaviour determination of plasma-sprayed coatings. Coating wear in cutting applications and its mathematical description. Pre-and post-treatments of coated cemented carbide tools for improving their cutting performance. Effect of coating thickness, strength properties, hardness and film distribution on the wear behavior of coated tools. Layout of cutting tool data for optimum coating performance