About Us

We Can't Wait to Show Off Your Results

Our Team Invests More than Just Time

We are the industry leaders in diamond-like thin film coating because we do things differently. Always have. Always will.

About Industrial Hard Carbon

We are committed to consistently exceed our customers’ expectations for Quality, Delivery and Service.
Our quality policy is simple:
We commit to exceeding your
expectations at every step of the way.
We inspect everything…
the moment an order arrives
on site. We don’t like to coat damaged goods.
We build our own machines.
And we know them inside
and out. That means you’ve got experts behind the wheel
every step of the process.
We investigate problems.
And we tell you what we find
so you can make better, more cost-effective decisions
down the road.

Our History

Rumor has it DLC was first formed when the U.S. military was performing vacuum testing and hydrocarbon oil back-streamed into the chamber, where it ionized and deposited itself on the various parts. The coating that formed was a slick-like, graphite, hard diamond. And it had serious potential.
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When we first got wind of that potential in the
1990s, we were building our own coating machines — we still do.
And we wondered: What would happen if we applied the hard
carbon to a wrist pin in a high-performance engine?
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You can probably figure out the answer to that…

Technology

That discovery changed everything. We built an entire
business around industrial hard carbon because if you want to be the best, you’ve got to work with the best there is.
Flexible
: Our coating can stretch over and over again
without cracking or breaking.
Thin
: Typically between 2 to 3 microns. That’s hair-on-a-
flea thin, and it blows the competition away.
Slick
: Friction is tough on high-performance, fast-moving
engine parts. Hard carbon offers a coating that can handle
the heat.
Good Under Pressure
: The hotter our coating gets, the
better it performs, turning to graphite (a natural lubricant)
as it breaks down.