It is an addition to the Superior Tribological Arrangement (Star) family of carbonbased surface treatments. A singlepass vacuum process creates the defect-free layer, which reportedly improves performance and service life of engines and highpressure pump components, as well food-processing machinery, and aerospace components.

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