IHC Industrial Applications

Industrial Hard Carbon (IHC) is a diamond-like thin film coating, showcasing remarkable versatility across various applications where conventional films fall short. Renowned for its exceptional wear-resistance, lubricity, and hardness, IHC thrives in environments where enduring harsh conditions is imperative.

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.

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.

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Grateful to serve:
  • Individuals
  • Small businesses
  • Large manufacturers
  • World-champion racing teams

Our Coatings’ Advantages

It’s the perfect combination for high-performance engines and industrial and medical applications – by reducing friction, we can help to extend your product’s lifespan
Hardness

9,500–14,000 N/mm2

Wear Resistance

2x–10x part life

Lower Friction

COF 0.02–0.08

Resilient

0.17% tensile strength
185–210 Young’s Modulus

Conformal

Suitable for complex parts

Ultra-thin

0.2–6 µm

Inert

resistant to liquids & gases

Surface tension

60–70 degrees

Examples of Industrial Coatings

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

20%

Part Life with IHC Coating

100%

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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