Diamond coated silicon parts ? an innovation in micro-technology
Micro parts made from silicon offer the watch industry completely new design possibilities with a multitude of new parts. Through the coating of these silicon parts with diamond, the advantages of silicon can be combined, for the first time, with the advantages of diamond.
Some of the outstanding properties of diamond in micro-mechanics include:
- Considerably improved stability
- Very small friction coefficient
- Extremely minor mechanical wear
Diamaze Microtechnology SA (DMT) is applying the newest methods in Diamond CVD technology. Thereby, the entire surface of the component is coated with an extremely hard, nano-crystalline diamond layer. An important advantage of this method is that nearly every component can be coated, regardless of its geometry. The diamond layer can be produced having a specified thickness between 1μm and 20μm.