Casidiam: Coating for Extreme Conditions

Casidiam® - Coating for Extreme Conditions

Casidiam® by Industrial Hard Carbon is the latest addition to our DLC coatings portfolio. The extremely hard base layer of Casidiam® increases the load-carrying capacity and scratch-resistance of its tribologically effective DLC top layer even further, making it the perfect coating for applications where extreme contact pressures combine with sliding velocities.

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Casidiam® Specifications

Casidiam's® Detailed Specification Sheet

  • Coating Material: Me + a-C:H
  • Color: Black
  • C.O.F (dry) vs steel : 0.04 – 0.12
  • Hardness: 2200-2500 HV
  • Thickness: 3.5 to 8 μm
  • Max. working temp. :  400°C / 752°F

Advantages of Casidiam®

With far-reaching benefits in almost every industry, it’s easy to see why our IHC's Casidiam® is a popular choice.

Increased toughness and durability

  • Impact and crack resistance
  • Resistant to oxidation
  • Resistant to wear
  • Resistant to high temperature
  • Resistant to abrasion and erosion
  • Withstands harsh environments
  • Prevents fatigue
  • Resistant to aggressive and corrosive chemicals (such as acids)
  • Extends the lifetime of the component, reducing repair downtime
  • Increased lubricity
  • Highly Inert
  • Minimal dimensional impact


  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Diesel
  • General Manufacturing
  • Marine
  • Military
  • Motorsports


  • Exhaust & Intake Valves
  • Precision slides
  • Bearing journals
  • Camshafts
  • Lifters
  • Rocker arms
  • Cutting tools
  • Pump components



holds edges longer


Protection at
high temperatures


Inert, resistant to
most liquids & gases


Wear resistance
2x–10x part life

Avoid equipment repairs and downtime costs.

Wrist Pin Results
After 600 Miles in a NASCAR® engine

Wrist Pin Comparison

Make your instruments last 2x-10x longer and reduce operating expenses.

Normal Parts Life
Part Life with IHC Coating

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