Effect of heat treatment on Ni-P-Cg(Graphite)-SiC composite coated cast AlSi alloy
Zainal Arifin, Ahmad
Mukridz, Md Mohtar, Engr.
Zaidi, Mohd Ripin, Dr.
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The study presents the effect of heat treatment on electroless N-P-Cg-SiC composite coated cast AlSi (ADC12) alloy. No significant changes are noted on the average surface roughness and surface morphology of the coating film with different heat treatment processes. The growth of the hard Ni3P phase in the electroless Ni-P-Cg-SiC composite coating after heat treatment at 400°C for one hour strongly enhance the micro hardness of the AlSi-alloy (ADC12) surface from originally 101HV to 689HV. However, the micro hardness of the cast AlSi-alloy substrate decreases form 100HV to 60HV.