Racing Vehicles

Increase longevity and boost performance of racing engines components

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Coating solutions for racing vehicles

In the automotive industry, the efficient coating solutions developed by IHI Ionbond engineers are widely used for applications in internal combustion engines. Despite the difference in parts size and requirements, Tribobond™ coatings offer remarkable solutions for components of ship, locomotive and power generation diesel engines and racing powertrains.

Whether in F1, Nascar, MotoGP, WRC, DTM, or OSS racing, reliable and efficient performance of racing powertrains is critical to racing success. Such powertrains are designed to extract maximum energy from every ounce of fuel, which requires pushing the materials to the limits. This is where Tribobond™ coatings shine, helping to combat wear, decrease friction losses, enable use of lightweight materials and ensure reliable performance.

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Valve train and crank train components

Valve train components

The Tribobond™ family of coating offers solutions for many critical components of the valve train. Low-friction diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings (Tribobond™ 40/41/42/43) provide excellent performance in heavily loaded contacts of finger followers, backet tappets and camshafts. A different class of ceramic coatings for high-temperature applications helps protect valve stems and the sealing surfaces of engine valves.

Crank train components

Whenever possible, modern racing engines use lightweight materials to reach optimal engine dynamics and reduce overall weight. Most of these materials (e.g. titanium and aluminum) are relatively soft and cannot provide the level of wear resistance required for stable performance. This is especially true for some components of the crank train, such as connecting rods, pistons and piston pins. Tribobond™ coatings on such components provide a remarkable improvement in surface hardness and wear resistance, with the added benefit of decreasing friction. In extreme cases, the coatings can also be applied to crankshafts for enhancement of their tribological properties and performace boost.

Our coating solutions for racing vehicles components

Ionbond’s coating portfolio for Industrial Components with its versatile Tribobond™ and Ionbond™ CVD coatings offers the perfect solutions to meet the challenges that modern mechanical components are exposed to.

Industrial Components
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Tribobond™ 40

DLC-based coating for highly loaded industrial and automotive componentsIonbond’s Tribobond™ 40 DLC, also designated as a-C:H:W, is one of the widely used coatings for industrial and automotive compo…

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Tribobond™ 41

DLC coating with superior sliding propertiesIonbond’s Tribobond™ 41 DLC a-C:H:W + a-C:H coating has been used for high volume automotive production for many years. It combines good running-in propert…

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Tribobond™ 42

DLC coating for highly loaded industrial components and high volume automotive applicationsIonbond’s Tribobond™ 42 DLC, CrN + a-C:H, coating is engineered for very highly loaded components. It combin…

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Tribobond™ 43

DLC coating for industrial components with unique propertiesIonbond’s Tribobond™ 43 DLC (a-C:H) is a pure DLC coating,  which is widely used for boosting performance of tools and various precision co…

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Ionbond™ CVD

Ionbond™ CVD Coatings for Components ApplicationsOne of the limitations of the PVD and PACVD technologies is their inability to promote coatings into inner surfaces, like holes and cavities with high…

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Chassis and suspension

There are many components on the chassis and suspension that benefit greatly from the use of low-friction, wear-reducing coatings to increase their safe functioning. The Tribobond™ line of component coatings offers a wide range of options for individual situations.

Typical parts include:

  • Wheel hubs
  • Shock absorber tubes (motorbikes)
  • Bearings
  • Fasteners

Premium coatings for industrial components

Ionbond’s coating portfolio for Industrial Components is specifically designed to accommodate applications in diverse industries, including aerospace, transportation, power generation and general engineering.

Industrial Components
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Tribobond™ 01

Traditional coating for a wide range of component applicationTribobond™ 01 TiN is arguably the oldest and most popular of PVD coatings. Aesthetically pleasing gold color and excellent mechanical prop…

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Tribobond™ 15

Wear resistance coating for high temperature applicationsIonbond’s Tribobond™ 15 TiAlCrN coating possesses an impressive combination of properties; high hardness, excellent toughness and high impact …

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Tribobond™ 20

Wear resistance coating for high temperature applicationsIonbond’s Tribobond™  20 AlTiN coating is designed to provide wear and oxidation protection at temperatures of up to 850°C.  It possesses an i…

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Tribobond™ 30

High temperature resistant coating with excellent toughnessTribobond™ 30 CrN has a good combination of properties; high hardness, excellent toughness, high wear and impact fatigue resistance. Tribobo…

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Tribobond™ 31

Low stress wear resistant coating with smooth surfaceSub-stoichiometric Tribobond™ 31 Cr2N  features  lower  residual  stress  than  many  other  coatings from the Tribobond™ portfolio,  including Cr…

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Tribobond™ 34

Wear resistant coating with a top oxide layerTribobond™ 34 CrON features standard CrN coating with a top layer of CrON. Presence of the oxide film on the surface adds additional functionalities to th…

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Tribobond™ 40

DLC-based coating for highly loaded industrial and automotive componentsIonbond’s Tribobond™ 40 DLC, also designated as a-C:H:W, is one of the widely used coatings for industrial and automotive compo…

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Industrial Components
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Tribobond™ 41

DLC coating with superior sliding propertiesIonbond’s Tribobond™ 41 DLC a-C:H:W + a-C:H coating has been used for high volume automotive production for many years. It combines good running-in propert…

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Industrial Components
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Tribobond™ 42

DLC coating for highly loaded industrial components and high volume automotive applicationsIonbond’s Tribobond™ 42 DLC, CrN + a-C:H, coating is engineered for very highly loaded components. It combin…

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Industrial Components
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Tribobond™ 43

DLC coating for industrial components with unique propertiesIonbond’s Tribobond™ 43 DLC (a-C:H) is a pure DLC coating,  which is widely used for boosting performance of tools and various precision co…

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Industrial Components
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Tribobond™ 46

DLC coating for highly loaded applications with rolling contactsIonbond’s Tribobond™ 46 DLC, CrN + a-C:H:W has a top layer similar to Tribobond™ 40; however it is deposited on CrN underlayer as oppos…

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Tribobond™ 48

Hydrogen-free DLC coating for high temperature applicationsTribobond™ 48 ta-C is a hydrogen-free DLC coating with an increased temperature resistance of up to 400 °C compared to 250 °C for hydrogenat…

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Tribobond™ 55

Special coating for vacuum and dry environmentsTribobond™ 55 is a specialty coating, which was developed to address tribological applications in dry environments, such as dry gas or vacuum. Regular D…

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Tribobond™ 66

Corrosion resistant aluminium coatingAluminum coatings offer remarkable improvement in corrosion resistance. In this case, the coating acts as a sacrificial anode in galvanic corrosion, thus protecti…

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Ionbond™ CVD

Ionbond™ CVD Coatings for Components ApplicationsOne of the limitations of the PVD and PACVD technologies is their inability to promote coatings into inner surfaces, like holes and cavities with high…

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Dr. Val Lieberman

Global Segment Manager Industrial Components