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The range of optimized DLC coatings reportedly provides a super-hard, low-friction coating with properties approaching those of natural diamond. Applied to both LVAD housing and rotor elements, the coatings can provide a medical barrier and wear-resistant coating that lengthens the life of the device. In addition, the low coefficient of friction (0.03-0.25) also increases the mechanical efficiency by minimizing friction at startup and during operation. According to the company, the coatings can provide excellent adhesion and wear-resistant protection for both artificial hip and knee replacements.
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