Equipment for Diamond-Like Carbon Gun Coating

Firearms manufacturers, improve your outdoor sporting products with Diamond-Like Carbon Coating applied in-house. You can DLC coat pistols for just $1 per component when you use one of our coating machines.

Diamond-like carbon (DLC) coating is used on numerous firearms components as well as on other outdoor sporting items. 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 this 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 firearms and knives as it increases durability, reduces sliding friction, is only microns thick, and is effective on a variety of materials. In addition, per-part coating costs using a VaporTech PVD/PE-CVD coating machine from Vapor Technologies, Inc., are as low as $1 for a typical pistol component.


Interested in learning more about applying diamond-like carbon in-house for firearm products? At VaporTechnologies, Inc., we offer PVD & PECVD machines as well as custom-designed coatings that fit the need of any size firearms or outdoor sports 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! Contact us at (303) 652-8500 today to see which coating equipment is right for you.

Diamond-like durability

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

Low-friction sliding

As firearms have precision-machined parts, it is important to have all sliding mechanisms functioning properly and to have resistance and friction minimized using DLC may lead to less need for lubricants and therefore less dirt and dust build-up, and our equipment helps you improve your products.

Base material compatibility

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 in a VaporTech system ensures the DLC coating is applied evenly across gun components, providing durability and a smooth finish to parts, including:

  • Triggers
  • Sights
  • Frames
  • Muzzles
  • Barrels
  • Metal framings

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