Valentin I. Vitanov

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Friction surfacing is an advanced manufacturing process, which has been successfully developed and commercialised over the past decade. The process is used for corrosion and wear resistant coatings and for reclamation of worn engineering components. At present the selection of process parameters for new coating materials or substrate geometries is by(More)
This paper is concerned with the friction surfacing of high-speed steels, BM2, BT15 and ASP30 onto plain carbon steel plate. The events that the matrix and carbides experience as the coating material pass from the coating rod to the substrate, in forming the coating, is described. The coating is observed to harden automatically within a few seconds of being(More)
Friction surfacing is an advanced manufacturing process, which has been successfully developed and commercialised over the past decade. The process is used for corrosion and wear resistant coatings and for reclamation of worn engineering components. At present, the selection of process parameters for new coating materials or substrate geometries(More)
This paper discusses the procedures for data collection, management and optimisation of the friction surfacing process. Experimental set-up and characteristics of measuring equipment are found to match the requirements for accurate and unbiased data signals. The main friction surfacing parameters are identified and the first stage of the optimisation(More)
The allocation of quality control stations (AQCS) in multistage manufacturing systems has been studied extensively over the decades. This paper reviews the existing approaches, models comparison and solution techniques applied in AQCS. The relevance of the models and the effectiveness of the inspection strategies are examined by developing a generalised(More)
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