Effects of Al-Si Coating Thickness on 22MnB5 in Hot Stamping Wear

Min Ki Ji, Hyunsung Son, Jinkeun Oh, Seongwoo Kim, Kyungmok Kim, Tea-Sung Jun
2020 Korean Journal of Metals and Materials  
Al-Si coated ultra-high strength steels (UHSS) are widely used in automotive applications because of their high strength-to-weight ratio, corrosion protection and good weldability. The hot stamping (also called hot press forming) process is an effective and suitable technique for producing automotive parts from Al-Si coated UHSS. However, critical issues, such as the transfer of the coating materials and the build-up of these materials on the tool surface, have been encountered. These defects
more » ... ed. These defects affect tool life and product quality. The wear behaviour of Al-Si coated 22MnB5 and Cr coated SKD11 tool was investigated using a high temperature friction test which mimicked the actual hot stamping environment. Two kinds of Al-Si coated 22MnB5 with ~19.6 (AlSi-A) and ~29.3 (AlSi-B) µm coating thicknesses were used in this study. After the friction test the coated layer of AlSi-A was found to be worn up to the diffusion layer, while for AlSi-B, the coating layer mostly remained after the friction test. Adhesive wear predominantly occurred on the tool surface in both cases, but the wear increased significantly in case of AlSi-B. This suggests that the coating thickness and the associated surface roughness are critical factors affecting wear behaviour.
doi:10.3365/kjmm.2020.58.8.573 fatcat:q7t6bgqrqbafdazgf5ydwjnvte