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What is Diamond-Like Carbon? DLC Demystified!

What is Diamond-Like Carbon? DLC Demystified!

In the world of materials and finishes, Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC), also called amorphous carbon (a-C), is not one coating but an entire category of coating materials. DLC has properties that change depending on the bonding of the carbon atoms and presence or lack of...

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Why Hardness Matters: 5 Top Coating Hardness Questions Answered

Why Hardness Matters: 5 Top Coating Hardness Questions Answered

Hardness is the crucial parameter in understanding the structural stability of a material you use, whether it in the form of a coating or a solid mass. Specifically, hardness is the relative measure of superficial physical strength of solid material when external mechanical force is applied. Every solid material has a measurable hardness that tolerates a particular amount of external damaging force exerted during cutting, rubbing, grinding, rolling, etc.

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In-House PVD Coating vs. Outsourcing: Choosing the Right Solution for You If you want your products to benefit from superior coatings, you can outsource PVD (physical vapor deposition) coating to a service provider or invest in PVD coating in-house. Third-party...

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