Motorsports: High Performance Coatings

Are you ready to outperform the competition?

We offer high performance coatings for parts.
Proudly serving individuals, small businesses, large manufacturers, and world-champion racing teams.

Winning in motorsports involves several factors:
a talented driver, a strong crew, robust equipment, and excellence in the engineering behind that equipment.

IHC Motorsports Applications

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

Our Solutions

Industrial Hard Carbon has developed coating processes that allow composite material parts 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 a 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.”

DLC coated parts

Fast & Ruthless

We offer innovative thin-film coatings, and with an industry-leading turnaround time, why go with anyone else? We currently support highly recognized companies in the industry. Hard carbon composite parts, such as brake ducts, brake shrouds, and fuel rails, can all receive benefits from our solutions. We are not like other companies.… we build our own 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


1.56 µm


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 Piston

Examples of Motorsports Coatings


  • Lower Friction
  • Wear Resistance

Piston Pin

  • Low Friction
  • Critical Performance

Piston Ring

  • Anti-Welding
  • Sealing Surface

Coated Piston

Our Satisfied Customers

Video Testimonial by Antron Brown

Coating Product Lines

Carbon Raptor® by IHC allows the engine, trans, and drivetrain to operate at their 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 IC result in phenomenal wear resistance. This thin film can be applied evenly and thoroughly to both the most intricate and massive parts.

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Coating for Extreme Conditions

Casidiam® by IHC is the latest addition to our DLC coatings portfolio. Casidiam’s extremely hard base layer 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 along with sliding velocities are present.

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ARMOR logo

Armor® by IHC is an extremely hard yet ductile Chromium Nitride (CrN) coating with excellent abrasion, corrosion, and oxidation resistance. Armor®’s low intrinsic stress properties 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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