The aim of this work is to study physical and chemical properties of nanostructured multi-layered composite coating based on three-layered architecture, deposited to a carbide substrate, as well as to study the mechanism of wear and failure of coated carbide tools under the conditions of stationary cutting. The coating were obtained by the method of filtered cathodic vacuum arc deposition (FCVAD). Here, the microstructure of coating as well as its hardness, strength of the adhesive bond to the substrate, chemical composition and phase composition were investigated on a transverse cross-section of experimental samples. The studies of cutting properties of the carbide inserts with developed coatings was conducted on a lathe in longitudinal turning of steel C45 (HB 200). The analysis of mechanisms of wear and failure of coated tool was carried out, including the processes of diffusion and oxidation in the surface layers of the coated substrate. Tools with harder and less ductile coatings showed less steady kinetics of wear, characterized by sharp intensification of wear and failure in transition from “steady” to drastic wear, i.e., at the end of the tool life. The X-ray microanalysis showed a considerable increase in oxygen content in the transverse cracks in the coating.
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