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Coatings, Volume 9, Issue 3 (March 2019)
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Cover Story (view full-size image) The deposition of thin diamond-like carbon (DLC) and DLC-WS2 coatings is proposed to improve the [...] Read more. The deposition of thin diamond-like carbon (DLC) and DLC-WS2 coatings is proposed to improve the self-lubricating properties within the cutting zone of a tungsten carbide milling insert precoated with TiB2. In this study, DLC was deposited by filtered cathodic vacuum arc while PVD magnetron sputtering was employed to deposit WS2. It was ascertained that employing monolayer DLC coating reduced the coated tool wear rate by ~85%. The best performance was found for a two-layer DLC-WS2 coating which shortened the running-in stage to just 5 m and lowered the tool wear four-fold compared to the TiB2-coated tool. View this paper.