Study of the influence of the technological parameters of the air-plasma surface gouging on some quality characteristics in the surface layer
The efficient use of resources on the basis of the development of scientific and technical progress requires widespread implementation of new technologies for processing of metals, such as plas-ma, cathode-ray, detonation and other methods that allow to increase the lifetime of machines operation and reduce the materials and energy consumption throughout production.
One of the new highly productive methods for obtaining a high-quality surface is the plasma sur-face processing (gouging) of metals. It is one of the most effective methods for surface pro-cessing applied in modern metal-processing facilities. Unlike other methods for surface pro-cessing this method includes the use of an electric arc and the produced plasma has a tempera-ture which reaches tens of thousands degrees Celsius. At such temperature, not only structural grade steel alloys can be processed, but in-fact all types of metals.
The aim of this paper is to investigate the relation between the technological parameters of the process air-plasma surface gouging and the quality characteristics of the obtained surface lay-ers.
The relations between technological parameters of the process air-plasma surface gouging of metals and quality parameters were obtained by using rotatable design of experiments and re-gression analyses techniques.
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