DLC (DIAMOND-LIKE CARBON)

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DLC (DIAMOND-LIKE CARBON)

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Diamond-Like carbon (or DLC) is unlike any other thin film used in motorsports. Capable of forming both diamond and graphite, carbon is an element with thousands of industrial applications. While diamond and graphite are at two ends of the spectrum in terms of hardness, friction, toughness, and thermal conductivity, DLC manages to combine the properties of both to create a coating that is both exceptionally hard yet also extremely slick. Like graphite, DLC has low friction and is also very inert to chemical attack. Yet like diamond, it has a high hardness and high thermal conductivity.

With repeated high sliding velocities and high contact stresses, motorsports suspension requires an exceptionally high performing coating. Oftentimes, ceramics and other carbon-based protective coatings simply can’t meet the challenge. DLC coatings are self-lubricating, conformal to the substrate and resistant to abrasive, adhesive, and corrosive wear. These properties also come in a package that, unlike thin films based on ceramic formulas, are not brittle and do not chip to form sharp cutting edges.

Components will need to be shipped, torn down, inspected and sent out for coating.  Turn around time is roughly three weeks.

 

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