Industrial: Keeping Machinery Running Longer

Diamond-Like Coatings Keeping Machinery Running Longer

Diamond-Like Coating Keeping Machinery Running Longer


Diamond-Like Coating Keeping Machinery Running Longer

Industrial Hard Carbon’s thin film helps industrial manufacturers, plants, and factories stay online for longer thanks to the wear resistance and high hardness and lubricity of their diamond-like coating. By allowing industrial machinery to be longer lasting, Industrial Hard Carbon can make plants more efficient.

Protection from Corrosion and Elevated Pressures

Oil & Gas

Protection from Corrosion and Elevated Pressures

In the oil and gas industry, machinery must be corrosion resistant in the presence of salt water and mud to withstand the pressure increases of drilling over the long term. Industrial Hard Carbon protects from corrosion and is both highly wear-resistant and extremely hard. Because Industrial Hard Carbon reduces friction and resists corrosion to help keep pumping machinery running longer.

DLC for textiles


Decrease Physical and Chemical Damage to Manufacturing Machinery

Textile machinery must be long-lasting to support productivity, but it’s also vital for parts not to shred or damage the product during manufacturing. Industrial Hard Carbon’s diamond-like coating adheres to the surfaces of textile machinery parts to resist wear and protect hard surfaces while delicately handling the product.

Hard Carbon Industrial Applications

Industrial Hard Carbon is a diamond-like thin film coating that offers flexibility in many applications, allowing it to succeed where other films fail. IHC is commonly used in applications that require high wear resistance, lubricity, and hardness, and the thin film can handle extreme conditions.

Our Solutions

Industrial Hard Carbon has developed coating processes to allow composite materials to receive performance-enhancing benefits under extreme conditions. We strive to reduce weight while increasing the durability of parts in high-temperature environments. Our solutions are applied by our highly skilled team of professionals, who control every detail of the coating process – from the substrate to the surface – and our state-of-the-art vacuum chambers.

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Our Coatings’ Advantages


9,500–14,000 N/mm2


Wear Resistance
2x–10x part life


Lower Coefficient of
Friction 0.02–0.08


Resilient 185–210
Young’s Modulus


Conformal, high adhesion,
2–4 microns thick




Inert, resistant to
most liquids and gases


Surface tension
~ 70 degrees


Make your parts last 2x-10x longer

Normal Parts Life
Part Life with IHC Coating

Uncoated Used Pinion

High Pressure Water Nozzle Test


  • Less Edge Wear
  • Less Accretion
  • Longer Time Of Quality Waterjet
  • Extended Entanglement Performance
  • Cost Savings
  • Proven For Over 15 Years

Examples of Industrial Coatings

Avoid equipment repairs and downtime costs.

Avoid equipment repairs and downtime costs
Guide to Improving OEE in Your Industrial Facility

Gear Face

  • Lower Coefficient of Friction
  • Wear Resistance
  • Abrasion Resistance

Gear OD

  • Wear Resistance
  • Sealing


  • Sealing
  • Wear Resistance
  • Abrasion Resistance

Bearing Surfaces

  • Lower Coefficient of Friction
  • Lower Torque Requirements
  • Corrosion Protection

Sealing Surfaces

  • Wear
  • Abrasion Resistance
  • Anti-scaling

Intake / Exhaust Valve

  • Low Friction
  • Fretting Wear
  • Corrosion Resistance
  • Improved Sealing
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Coating Product Lines

Carbon Raptor® by IHC allows the engine, transmission, and drivetrain to operate at the highest efficiency. When ceramics and other carbon-based protective coatings can’t meet the challenge, the combined hardness, lubricity, and flexibility of Carbon Raptor by Industrial Hard Carbon results in exceptional wear resistance. This thin film can be applied evenly and thoroughly to both intricate and massive parts.

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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 involving extreme contact pressures and sliding velocities.

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Armor® by Industrial Hard Carbon is an extremely hard yet ductile Chromium Nitride (CrN) coating with excellent abrasion, corrosion, and oxidation resistance. The low intrinsic stress properties of Armor® result in excellent adhesion to the substrate under the most demanding conditions and deliver long-lasting resistance to galling and fretting.

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Armor® XD is a uniquely enhanced and incredibly tough Alloyed Chromium Nitride (CrN) coating. Beyond the outstanding abrasion, corrosion, and oxidation resistance found in standard nitride coatings, this advanced variant significantly elevated working temperature threshold, making it ideal for applications demanding superior heat resistance.

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