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DLC Coating For Watches

Improve Your Watches with Diamond-Like Carbon Coating

Diamond-like carbon (DLC) coating is used on better watches, providing function, durability, and style. This hard layer is applied through either a physical or plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition process, referred to as PVD and PE-CVD respectively. During the process, molecules of various materials are vaporized and returned to a solid in a thin layer on the surface of what is being coated. DLC coating is particularly beneficial in coating watches as it increases durability, is only microns thick, and is effective on a variety of watch materials.

Diamond-Like Durability

DLC coating’s durability and longevity contribute to its growing popularity with watch manufacturers. Applying this thin layer adds hardness to the entire surface, protecting parts from scratches and other forms of wear.

Low-Friction Sliding

As watches have precision parts, it is important to have all mechanisms functioning properly, and to have resistance and friction minimized. Using DLC may lead to less less dirt and dust build-up.

Base Material Compatability

Another major benefit of diamond-like carbon coating is its ability to adhere to a wide variety of materials and shapes. Using the PE-CVD process ensures the DLC coating is applied evenly across watch components, providing durability and a smooth finish to watch parts.

Interested in learning more about using diamond-like carbon for watches?

At VaporTechnologies, Inc., we offer PVD & PECVD machines as well as custom-designed coatings that fit the need of any size watch manufacturing or parts business. This beautiful coating choice is not just for the big guys anymore as it can be applied using our new line of right-sized PE-CVD coating systems! In addition, per-part coating costs using a VaporTech PVD/PE-CVD coating machine from Vapor Technologies, Inc., are much lower than using an outside service, even for small and medium businesses. Contact us at 1 (303) 652-8500 today to see which coating solutions are right for you.

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DID YOU KNOW?

DLC film friction coefficient against
polished steel ranges from

0.05

to

0.20

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