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Galling and Wear

Galling and Galling Resistance of Stainless Steels

Galling (cold welding) is a form of severe adhesive wear. The mechanism is briefly described. Soft very ductile austenitic stainless steel types tend to gall or seize where high stresses and poor lubrication are present.

Improving wear and galling resistance of stainless steels

Galling, or cold welding as it is sometimes referred to, is a form of severe adhesive wear. Adhesive wear occurs between two metal surfaces that are in relative motion and under sufficient load to permit the transfer of material.

Factors affecting wear and galling

Galling, or cold welding as it is sometimes referred to, is a form of severe adhesive wear. Adhesive wear occurs between two metal surfaces that are in relative motion and under sufficient load to permit the transfer of material.

Frictional properties of stainless steels

Frictional coefficients are perhaps more dependent on surface rather than material properties. Surface finish, cleanliness and lubrication of the mating surfaces largely determine the actual frictional resistance between mating surfaces.

Galling resistance of stainless steels

Galling, or cold welding as it is sometimes referred to, is a form of severe adhesive wear. Adhesive wear occurs between two metal surfaces that are in relative motion and under sufficient load to permit the transfer of material. This is a solid-phase welding process.

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