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Advanced Hybrid/PVD/PeCVD Coatings

UPT has developed a catalog of wear resistant coatings, Hybrid PVD/PeCVD, which can be readily applied to most metallic alloys including aluminum. One of our leading coatings, SPEC-P51+™, is a composite structure consisting of amorphous carbon and functional elemental modifiers that can be tailored to meet the demands for a wide range of applications.

Advanced hybrid/PVD/Pecvd coatings

Since 2002, United Protective Technologies (UPT) has been developing  Nano-Composite thin-film diamond coatings in conjunction with various industries. SPEC-P51+™, or Surface Performance Enhancement Coating, is a cutting edge coating that has proven to be one of the most advanced PVD/PeCVD coatings within the Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) family.

Unlike other coatings in the DLC family, SPEC-P51+™ can be deposited at relatively low temperatures and on a wide variety of substrates.

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Another benefit to UPT's coatings is the ability to remove and re-apply, giving maximum lifetime to high value parts such as ceramic molds.

solutions for a wide range of surfaces

DoD & Aerospace

  • Gears
  • Actuators
  • Small Engines
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Firearms & Blades

  • Bolt Carrier Groups
  • Muzzle  Brakes
  • Slides
  • Trigger Assemblies
  • Suppressors
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Picture of coated designed barrel

Motorsports

  • Gears
  • Valves
  • Rotor Engines
  • Small Propulsion Systems
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Oil and Gas

  • Pump Machinery
  • Valves
  • Corrosion Prone Components
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Picture of coated gas and oil valves

Pharmaceutical

  • Press Tooling
  • Bearings
  • Journals
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Picture of coated press tooling
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Manufacturing

  • Extrusion Molding
  • Bearing Interfaces
  • Components Exposed to Glue Seizure
  • Sliding Interfaces
  • Adhesives Build Up Problems
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Optical Sensors

  • Increased Durability
  • Increase IR Transmission

DoD & Aerospace

  • Gears
  • Actuators
  • Small Engines
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Firearms & Blades

  • Bolt Carrier Groups
  • Muzzle  Brakes
  • Slides
  • Trigger Assemblies
  • Suppressors
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Motorsports

  • Gears
  • Valves
  • Rotor Engines
  • Small Propulsion Systems
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Oil and Gas

  • Pump Machinery
  • Valves
  • Corrosion Prone Components
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Pharmaceutical

  • Press Tooling
  • Bearings
  • Journals
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Manufacturing

  • Extrusion Molding
  • Bearing Interfaces
  • Components Exposed to Glue Seizure
  • Sliding Interfaces
  • Adhesives Build Up Problems
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Optical Sensors

  • Increased Durability
  • Increase IR Transmission
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Medical

  • Medical Pumps
  • Joint Components
  • Instruments

Medical

  • Medical Pumps
  • Joint Components
  • Instruments

Family of Proprietary Coatings

  • SPEC-D11™ – Hard carbon tuned for maximum infrared transmission in optics.
  • SPEC-D43™ – Silicon bearing DLC coating.  Better adhesion and elevated temperature performance compared to D11. 
  • SPEC-P50™ – WCC/WDLC coating.  Lower hardness compared to DLC, but has higher flexibility and as a result is tougher so it can survive conditions DLC can't.
  • SPEC-P51™ –  DLC coating with Chrome and Tungsten underlayers.
  • SPEC-P51+™ -  DLC coating with hydrogen cap to reduce friction and improve sliding wear.
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SPEC-P51+™ Properties

  • Thickness Range: 1.5 – 5 µm (0.000118” - 0.00019685”)  
  • Application Temp: 250-350 °F *customer & alloy dependent*
  • Friction vs. Steel: 0.1 to 0.005 (Ambient Conditions)

(The lowest value for lubricated coating on coating.)

  • Service Temperature: < 750 °F  
  • LC Values (ASTM-C1624) LC1- 22N --- LC2- No Failure  
  • Hardness: Up to 2500 HV 
  • Roughness (Ra): < 5 nm  
  • Surface Energy: Extremely Low 
  • Wear Type: Adhesive/Abrasive

“Contrast DLC” Design Coatings

  • SPEC Series of Contrast DLC
  • Combines Functionality with Aesthetics
  • Unique Process Allows for Patterns
  • ‍Focus on B2B Relations for Contrast DLC
  • ‍Weapons, Knives and more...
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Picture of coated designed barrel
Picture of coated designed barrel
Picture of coated designed barrel
Picture of coated designed barrel
Picture of coated designed barrel
Picture of coated designed barrel