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3 Things You Need to Know About Industrial Hard Carbon’s DLC Coating:

There are different thin diamond-like coatings on the market today, each holding different purposes for various applications. With many thin films sharing similar characteristics, it can be hard to find the right engineering solution for your business.

Learn more about Industrial Hard Carbon’s thin film and find out what sets it apart from other DLC coatings available to you!

  1. IHC is Created from Nano-Crystalline Diamond & Silicon Carbide

Holding a deep black color, Industrial Hard Carbon is an amorphous matrix created from layers of nano-crystalline diamond and nano-crystalline silicon carbide. The unique combination of these elements gives Industrial Hard Carbon its various properties, which sets it apart from other DLC coatings on the market.

And because IHC is conformal to substrates, it deposits evenly over all surfaces of a part or product.

  1. Its Qualities can Only be Surpassed by Pure Diamond

IHC is characterized by extreme hardness, high wear resistance, high corrosion resistance, and high lubricity. Its hardness is less than or equal to >8.1 HM >, and it operates from -200°Celsius to less than 350° Celsius.  significantly reduces wear resistance, protects the underlying substrate from most corrosive agents, can withstand less than 46,000 psi tensile and compressive stresses, and compressive strain of 0.17 percent.

Further, Industrial Hard Carbon’s thermal conductivity is less than 10 W/cm°K, and its electrical resistivity is less than 109-ohm cm, doping options to lower r. This DLC coating showed a significant reduction in coefficient of friction lab tests and required torque in field applications compared to bare metal.

Industrial Hard Carbon’s qualities can only be surpassed by pure diamond and because of this, IHC’s diamond-like coating succeeds where other thin-film coatings fail.

  1. Industrial Hard Carbon has Unlimited Applications.

IHC is capable of handling extreme conditions such as altitudes and temperatures, allowing it to be flexible in many different applications. This DLC coating is already being used in the following industries: oil and gas, industrial, textiles, motorsports, chemical, cutting tools, electronics, aerospace, painting, and packaging.

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Industrial Hard Carbon Detailed Specifications

  • Coating Material: a-C:H
  • Color: Black
  • C.O.F (dry) vs steel : 0.04 – 0.12
  • Hardness: 2200-2500 HV
  • Thickness: 1 to 10 μm
  • Max. working temp. :  350°C / 662°F

Industrial Hard Carbon Advantages

Industrial Hard Carbon coatings are an innovative and protective coating applied to parts that reduce wear and parasitic friction.


  • High strength
  • High stiffness
  • Strong durability and resilience
  • Low friction and wear
  • Abrasion resistance
  • Sustainability
  • Corrosion protection
  • Increased Endurance


  • Wrist pins
  • Lifter bodies
  • Fork tubes
  • Brake pistons
  • Connecting rods
  • Throttle shafts
  • Bearing journals
  • Fuel injectors
  • Medical instruments/prosthesis
  • Plungers
  • General wear surfaces
  • Valves
  • Compressor blades
  • Applications with high impact and/or vibration
  • Cutting Tools
  • Molds