Winning in motorsports involves several factors:

  • a talented driver
  • a strong crew
  • robust equipment
  • 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.

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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

9,500–14,000 N/mm2

Wear Resistance

2x–10x part life

Lower Friction

COF 0.04–0.5


0.17% tensile strength
185–210 Young’s Modulus


Suitable for complex parts


1.5–6 µm


resistant to liquids & gases

Surface tension

60–70 degrees

Examples of Motorsports 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


Part Life with IHC Coating


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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