Re: Does Anyone Know about Ti Galling? (James K. McDowell)
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 1994 10:49:14 -0400
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From: (James K. McDowell)
Subject: Re: Does Anyone Know about Ti Galling?

Have you had any replies to this?  Are you gathering them and passing them
on to David Paddock?

I am not a metals guy but I passed the question on to a collegue at
Concurrent Technologies Corp, Ken Meltsner, who is.  Here is a piece of his

>I believe Ti likes to gall when rubbed -- it has to do with the
>surface structure after wear.  You can either modify the titanium
>(nitride or other coating) or the other piece.

Ken goes on to talk about some proprietary approaches to doing this.  He is
willing to field this is if there is interest.

>>> Jim.

James K. McDowell, Ph.D.
Research Associate

Composite Materials and Structures Center
B100A Research Complex Engineering
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1326

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