The hardness of a solid body is linked to different mechanical properties and, thus, determines the wear behavior. Hard surfaces are more resistant to scratches and wear.
Due to its high corundum content (α-Al2O3) CERANOD® plasma ceramic is one of the 5 hardest materials in the world!
The resulting hardness values of our different surface treatments are:
- CERANOD® Anodization: 200-350 HV
- CERANOD® Hard Anodization: 350-600 HV
- CERANOD® Plasma Ceramic: 800-2.400 HV
- CERANOD® Hybrid Surfaces: up to 2.000 HV
In our inhouse laboratory your components can be tested for surface hardness ensuring that the requirements defined by you are met.