IHC Manufacturing 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.

Decrease Physical and Chemical Damage to Manufacturing Machinery

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 machinery parts to resist wear and protect hard surfaces while delicately handling the product.

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Grateful to service:
  • 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

9,500–14,000 N/mm2

Wear Resistance

2x–10x part life

Lower Friction

COF 0.02–0.08


0.17% tensile strength
185–210 Young’s Modulus


Suitable for complex parts


0.2–6 µm


resistant to liquids & gases

Surface tension

60–70 degrees

Examples of Manufacturing Coatings

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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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


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

Testimonials & Clients

Craig Rowe

Service and quality is second to none. It's so good we send components for DLC from literally the other side of the world!

Lenz Dot

IHC has coated all my parts to the highest standards. Very quick turnaround. If you have two pieces metal in contact there will be friction. The DLC coating will reduce the friction to an extremely low value. An added bonus is the parts sound different when they move.

FastLap Racing Suspension

Best in the business.

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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