Surface Finishing for DLC Coatings on Firearm Components

Surface preparation is extremely important when adding a thin film performance coating such as a DLC coatings to enhance firearm components for increased longevity and reduce overall friction. At ISO Finishing, surface preparation is the most important step in creating a beautiful and functional finish to your firearms and accessories.

Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coatings offer excellent wear resistance to firearm components by protecting the surface with a thin layer. DLC coatings provide a combination of low coefficient friction and high micro-hardness making the surface extremely effective in critical wear applications on the firearm body, frame, and internal mechanisms.

By properly preparing the firearm surface so it will be free of imperfections and create a highly polished surface that can reduce friction and part wear while improving product quality. Additional benefits of proper surface preparation for DLC coatings will increase the results for part durability, increase corrosion resistance, enhance adhesion application, reduce high-speed and high-pressure friction, and provide a more aesthetic finish for adding product value.

Producing an exceptional surface polishing requires a balance of science and experience. Our team of highly trained surface preparation experts are here to deliver a superior finish through the exceptional process and product quality at every stage of finishing. ISO Finishing has developed documented processes designed to ensure each finished part meets strict requirements. You can rely on ISO Finishing to provide the best surface preparation when your firearm components need the high-performance results of a DLC coating.

Maintaining surface finish is critical for manufacturers and engineers to produce consistent and reliable production processes for each product. Where precision surface engineering is required, surface measurement may be a key element of maintaining control of the manufacturing, by monitoring the process to ensure it is within certain specifications. Mass finishing allows for the mechanical finishing of many parts simultaneously. Mass finishing may be used to deburr, descale, brighten, and polish parts. Mass deburring is considered a ‘loose-abrasive’ method in which batches of parts are vibrated or tumbled in specifically designed tubs or barrels along with an abrasive media. Finishing media may be produced from organic, and preformed metallic, ceramic, or resin-bonded plastic materials. There are different finishing techniques used to achieve a high-quality surface finish. ISO Finishing has developed and documented processes to ensure each finished part exceeds the most demanding requirements to achieve consistent results.

Surface finish usually refers to a level of polishing or texture intended for the part or component surface. Some parts may require simple burr removal to allow them to enter the next phase of production. Other parts may require complete polishing if they are finished goods. The desired finish of a job depends on the product application, material, and type of finish your part requires.