Wear and Galling

Review of Wear and Galling Characteristics of Stainless Steel (9006)

Discusses design factors in assemblies where sliding contact exists between wrought stainless steel and another metallic component, not necessarily stainless steel. Defines galling and the various types of wear, and typical wear and galling test methods are described and illustrated. Suggests how to avoid problems through selection of alloys, the application of wear coatings and the use of lubricants. Fifteen tables provide chemical composition and mechanical property data on 57 AISI-numbered stainless steels and 11 proprietary alloys.

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