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MATERION CAPABILITIES EXPANDS TO INCLUDE DIAMOND LIKE COATINGS

Diamond-like carbon coating is a class of amorphous carbon material that displays some of the typical properties of diamond. The coatings have unique properties such as low friction, high hardness, and high corrosion resistance. DLC applied as a coating to other materials helps them benefit from some of those properties.

This type of coating is used throughout the industry to create an extremely hard, durable surface on exposed optical elements to withstand the harshest environments such as:

  • abrasive action from airborne particles
  • sea/saltwater
  • engine oil/fuel or high humidity

Our DLC coatings are applied using Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition (PECVD) technology which is a chemical vapor deposition process used to deposit thin films from a gas state or vapor to a solid state on a substrate. This capability compliments our full in-house suite of capabilities and can be applied to a variety of substrates.

ADVANTAGES

  • High hardness

  • Low friction

  • Superior dicing capability

  • High corrosion resistance

  • Resistant to adhesive wear

  • Excellent surface quality

  • Coatings up to 18 in

  • Anti-reflective properties

SUBSTRATES WE CAN COAT 

  • Germanium
  • Silicon
  • Zinc Sulfide
  • Zinc Selenide
  • Fused Silica
  • Future: Chalcogenides

APPLICATIONS

  • Defense/Space
  • Thermal Imaging
  • Medical
  • Automotive
  • Flame Detection
  • Pyroelectric/Thermopile 

Contact us to discuss how we can tailor our filter arrays and assemblies to meet your specific needs.