Welding capability of PEEK-based slide bearing coatings on metallic substrates and their tribological behaviour
A thermal impact welding process has been developed which allows the thermal joining of PEEK matrix materials and metallic substrates. The objective is to render manufacturing of innovative slide bearings possible without the need for an up to now commonly used layer of sintered bronze in order to enhance the adhesion of the polymer. It is proven that excellent adhesion and wear resistance of the polymer layer can be achieved also without sintered bronze.
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