Evaluation of Oxidation-Resistant Coatings on Forging Billets
Sponsored by Advanced Technology International
This Funding: $699,397
Forged steel parts are used extensively within the DLA, DoD (especially in ground-based systems and armaments), and commercial marketplaces. Oxidation and decarburization of steel billets is a critical challenge particularly in forging industries especially during the heating of steel to elevated temperatures. This is a major concern for the steel industry because decarburization and oxidation results in problems for forging companies. The Evaluation of Oxidation-Resistant Coatings on Forging Billets project will develop a cost-effective and efficient application method for applying commercial coatings on forging billets to prevent the oxidation and decarburization that occurs during pre-heating. The benefits of this project will extend well beyond the forging industry: other steel manufacturing operations, such as steel mills and heat-treating plants, face quality problems due to oxidation and scaling of steel during processing at high temperatures.
The benefits of this project will extend beyond the forging industry. Any operation that faces quality issues due to oxidation and scaling of steel at high temperatures.
This research is sponsored by the Defense Logistics Agency Information Operations, J68, Research & Development, Ft. Belvoir, VA, and
by DLA-Troop Support, Philadelphia, PA.