FREE NEWSLETTER

Oerlikon Balzers launches new coating

11 September 2019

Oerlikon Balzers has developed a process which allows a diamond-like coating (DLC) to be applied to high-friction components using Scalable Pulsed Power Plasma (S3p); a technique which combines the advantages of the arc evaporation and spluttering methods. This means that treated surfaces can now offer high hardness, low friction and a smooth surface.

This S3p technology generates a high level of tetrahedral bonds, with hardness up to 40 GPa, far higher than the 20-30 GPa offered by a typical DLC coating.

As such, the new BALIQ CARBOS coating exhibits three times lower wear in a calo test than a 20 GPa hard DLC coating.

In addition, Oerlikon Balzers’ new coating delivers both the low friction of carbon coatings, with the smoothness usually associated with the splutter process, giving a roughness of Ra= 0.03 μm. Moreover, this smoothness is achieved without the requirement for any additional polishing treatments.

Partners

Latest issue

FREE Newsletter

Stay up to date and a chance to win 1 Years Subscription*

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Latest Tweets

Stay up to date with our social world

RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
28 Sep
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
27 Sep
BATTERY TECH: @Chris_Pickering offers a fascinating insight into the world’s most extreme battery: @WilliamsAdvEnghttps://t.co/GWSRqCfkhQ
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
27 Sep
Enzinger passes Porsche Motorsport baton to Laudenbach - https://t.co/kqQaR10IOJ https://t.co/7D7qb0Wbd9
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
24 Sep
BTCC commits to more sustainable fuel - https://t.co/Al8cQ8eafu https://t.co/KgjIFh9WCr
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
20 Sep
In #Motorsport The range of applications for #additivemanufacturing is expanding fast. @Chris_Pickering talks to… https://t.co/hzNgqvxQTE
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
14 Sep
The latest issue out now! @Chris_Pickering discovers how a 100% renewable fuel will dramatically reduce cars’ #CO2https://t.co/CQgei18NEg
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
14 Sep
LE MANS 24 HOURS: @Glickenhaus 007: A career on the silver screen taught Jim Glickenhaus to recognise a great scrip… https://t.co/sJS5G88RV9
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
14 Sep
FORMULA 1 2022: Will the 2022 car really revolutionise grand prix racing? Our Expert Witness, an #F1 insider who wa… https://t.co/R4uZLj0aBZ