Evaluation of FeCrNiMo coating Tribological performance produced through laser directed energy deposition sliding under biodegradable oils


  • Éddie Magnus da Luz
  • Richard de Medeiros Castro
  • Milton Pereira
  • Rafael Gomes Nunes Silva
  • Adriano de Souza Pinto Pereira




energy consumption, Laser Directed Energy Deposition (L-DED), FeCrNiMo, biodegradable hydraulic fluid, tribological performance


Improving the performance of mechanical components and reducing machine energy consumption involves the correct selection of lubricants and their contact surfaces. The use of biodegradable hydraulic fluids along with less environmental impact surfaces is one example. In this sense, the following paper aims to analyze the behavior of mineral oil (HLP) and biodegradable oils (HEPR and HETG) submitted to a sliding with pins manufactured in PTFE and Al2O3 against a flat substrate coated with FeCrNiMo by the Laser Directed Energy Deposition (L-DED) process. Coatings by this replacement deposition process are proving to be a promising alternative in the replacement of hard chromium, a harmful material to human health. The slip tests were performed in a pin-on-disk tribometer using different loads in order to assess lubrication and wear regimes. In the tests, the average of the friction coefficients (μ) obtained was μHETG = 0.072, μHLP = 0.026 and μHEPR = 0.011, besides well-defined lubrication regimes. In the wear analysis, it was observed that the highest concentrations of Zn and P additives, found in HEPR, reduced surface damage. The main wear mechanisms identified were scratching, microcracking, microploughing and detachment. Consistent with the results mentioned, the largest volume removed from the coating was with the use of HETG vegetable oil, about 41% more than HEPR.


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How to Cite

da Luz, Éddie M., Castro, R. de M., Pereira, M., Silva, R. G. N., & Pereira, A. de S. P. (2023). Evaluation of FeCrNiMo coating Tribological performance produced through laser directed energy deposition sliding under biodegradable oils. OBSERVATÓRIO DE LA ECONOMÍA LATINOAMERICANA, 21(2), 586–610. https://doi.org/10.55905/oelv21n2-001




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