A Dymon 5 diamond-like carbon coating machine for racing and other high-performance engine components has been installed at the Bekaert (Sorevi) plant in Triangle Research Park, Raleigh-Durham, N.C. The unit is capable of handling large engine parts and new material types.

Belgium-based Bekaert now can coat large engine components such as crankshafts. Additionally, the Dymon 5 coater can handle temperatures below 392°F (200°C). For the racing market, Bekaert now can coat aluminum pistons, piston pins, valves and suspension components. For the automotive market, the machine can handle high volumes of valve train components (tappets), diesel injection components and piston pins.