Diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings are nowadays prevalent in many industries and has been one of the most significant develoments in the PVD field. It is well-suited to the most extreme wear conditions and high sliding speeds even without lubrication. They minimize frictional losses which makes them ideal for various engine components and in many other applications, ranging from pumps and compressors to bearing shells and rollers, and from textile machines to medical technology.
Different types of DLC coatings are available from the low hardness version (2000 – 3000 Hv) to the high hardness version (5000 – 9000 Hv). In comparison, diamond is 10 000 Hv.
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