More Details on Surface Property enhancement is to be found in the links below the table
Surface protection From Wear
Wear is defined as �surface damage involving a progressive loss of material,
due to relative motion between it and a contacting surface or substance.
All contacting surfaces with relative movement are subject to wear. Normally the method of
eliminating and reducing surface wear is to provide a film of lubricant between the surfaces.
However the condition of the surface and especially its hardness has can be controlled to
mitigate the negative effects of surface interactions. A hard material is more resistant
to wear and abrasion compared to a soft material.
Methods of providing a surface with desirable properties include:
Selecting a suitable parent material
Carburising (Case Hardening)
Attaching an intermediate thin strip of suitable material
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