Diamor® is the hardest and most wear resistant type within the group of diamond-like carbon materials. Diamor®, scientifically classified as tetrahedral amorphous carbon (ta-C) is purely composed of carbon atoms with a majority in sp3 atomic bond configuration as found in diamond. It is not only renowned for its exceptional hardness but also exhibits a low coefficient of friction and chemical inertness.
The material properties can be further engineered to meet the demands of specific applications. For example, in addition to hardness and wear resistance, properties such as hydrophobicity or transparency can be achieved by doping the films.
Diamor® is also biocompatible making it an excellent coating material for medical device applications. It is deposited at low temperature, allowing heat sensitive materials such as tempered steels and even polymers to be coated.