The mixture that extends the life of the barrel has been obtained

NEVÜ Engineering-Architecture Faculty Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department faculty members Prof. Dr. Bülent Kurt and Assoc. Dr. Cemal Çarboğa obtained a special material.

Scientists increase the barrel life of the guns by firing the personnel weapons they cover with the new material they produce at a temperature of 1050 degrees.

Prof. Dr. Bülent Kurt stated to the AA correspondent that the test stages of the study carried out by KOSGEB with the support of innovation and R & D have yielded successful results.

Stating that the success resulting from long efforts excited both themselves and the followers of the subject, Kurt stated that they produced prototypes of various gun barrels and weapon mechanisms that were exposed to abrasion.

Kurt emphasized that considering the data obtained from the study that will contribute significantly to the defense industry, steps will be taken to apply this mixture to tank and howitzer barrels in the future.

Stating that the coating system can be used without additional burden to the defense industry due to the production of domestic facilities, Kurt said, “The coating can be easily applied to the outer surfaces, but the coating is very difficult on the inner surface of the barrel. We have achieved the production of coating powder, the installation of coating systems and the coating. and it increases the range. We reached 10 times the hardness of barrel steel. This was a significant achievement. ” said.

“We’ve brought the friction coefficient closer to zero”

Defending that similar studies were carried out abroad, but the successful result achieved by them could not be achieved, Kurt continued his words as follows:

“In our researches, we have reached the knowledge that nano-level coating is made abroad. We have seen that the life of nano-level coatings does not go beyond lubricating the inside of the barrel. We make titanium boron carbide inner coating on the barrels, 5 and 8 microns. The coating layer thickness at 8-10 micro level is definitely not out of the standards. If the barrel does not heat it means that the life of the shot will increase.

KOSGEB Nevşehir Provincial Director Ali Usta stated that they are pleased with the success of the project they support and added that they believe they will see the days when the process is completed and contributed to the country’s economy.