CVD diamond films are developed for components in mechanical engineering in order to improve the tribological behaviour and configure specific surface characteristics – also in combination. Machine components with entirely new functions can be realized based on the unrivalled characteristics of CVD diamond films:
- Diamond films combine maximum wear resistance with minimal friction coefficients, even with inadequate lubrication or in case of dry running.
- The abrasion resistance of diamond is unrivalled and it is resistant against many chemical substances and radicals, even at high temperatures.
- Due to thermal conductivity that is not equalled by any other material, diamond provides the best possible protection against thermal overloading under extreme local stresses (mechanical, thermal, electromagnetic).
- The electrical conductivity of CVD diamond films can be specifically configured across many magnitudes (from an insulator to conductivities similar to metal).