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Carbon Raptor: Wear Resistance Coating

Our wear resistance coating is thin and flexible but also tough as nails, the perfect combination for high-performance engines and industrial and medical applications – by reducing friction, we can help extend the lifespan of your product.

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Our Coating is Thin but Tough-As-Nails!

  • Flexible – Our coating can repeatedly stretch without cracking or breaking.
  • Thin – Typically between 2-3 microns – that’s hair-on-a-flea thin!
  • Slick – Friction is tough on high-performance, fast-moving engine parts – Hard Carbon offers a coating that can handle the heat.
  • Good Under Pressure – The hotter our coating gets, the better it performs – turning to graphite (a natural lubricant) as it breaks down.

Carbon Raptor® Specifications

  • Coating Material: a-C:H
  • Color: Black
  • C.O.F (dry) vs steel : 0.04 – 0.12
  • Hardness: 2200-2500 HV
  • Thickness: 1.5 to 7 μm
  • Max. working temp.* :  400°C / 750°F
*These values are approximate and may vary based on the specific application conditions.

Be a step ahead of your competition

Carbon Raptor® by Industrial Hard Carbon is a diamond-like thin film coating that offers flexibility in many applications, allowing it to succeed where other thin films fail even in High-Performance Motorsports Applications.

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Industrial Hard Carbon provides innovative and protective coatings that reduce wear parasitic friction when applied to parts.



9,500–14,000 N/mm2


at high heat

Lower Friction

COF 0.04–0.12

Wear Resistance

2x–10x part life

CARBON RAPTOR’s Wear Resistance Coating Features:

With far-reaching benefits in almost every industry, it’s easy to see why our Carbon Raptor is a popular choice among our coating offerings.

Increased toughness and durability

  • High strength
  • Conformal with high adhesion
  • Strong durability and resilience
  • Low friction and wear
  • Abrasion resistance
  • Sustainability
  • Corrosion protection
  • Increased endurance


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

Avoid equipment repairs and downtime costs.

Wrist Pin Results

Galling on Wrist Pin Photo
Our coatings are applied to parts to reduce wear and parasitic friction. The combination of hardness, lubricity, and flexibility results in the exceptional wear resistance.
Helping your equipment last 2x-10x longer and reduce operating expenses.

Normal Parts Life


Part Life with IHC Coating


Examples of Coated Parts

  • Wrist pins
  • Lifter bodies
  • Fork tubes
  • Brake pistons
  • Connecting rods
  • Throttle shafts
  • Bearing journals
  • Fuel injectors
  • General wear surfaces
  • Valves
  • Applications with high impact and/or vibration

Testimonials & Clients

Antron BrownAntron Brown Racing

Industrial Hard Carbon a key not only to winning but making your parts last.

Kyle BatesElite Motorsports

Since 2014 Industrial Hard Carbon has supplied all of the Elite Motorsports Team with the best coatings available. The entire IHC team insures we get properly engineered coatings for each project. From engine parts to race car components, IHC delivers!

Joe GibbsJoe Gibbs Racing

IHC is very understanding of our industry and its unique challenges with our supply chain. Carrie and Nickie really get things done for us when we’re under the gun, which seems to be a lot with our suppliers’ late deliveries. IHC makes up lost lead time days with their quick response times.

Stacey StoneKing Engine Bearings

I sell more DLC-coated pins over uncoated ones. It’s inexpensive insurance. I have also seen pins that look brand new after a 500-mile super speedway race.

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