In 2008, Lafer achieved the ISO/TS 16949 certification, qualifying as a supplier of series equipment (OEM – Original Equipment Manufacturer qualification).

Lafer solutions for the automotive sector are:
DLC-PVD and WC/C CarrbonLafer coatings for diesel / petrol injection systems
DLC-PVD and NewChrome for gas injection systems, particularly for the most critical parts, where friction reduction is directly linked to an increase in engine power

Lafer’s R&D department is constantly dedicated to research in the automotive sector: a Class 7 filtration room hosts the entire component machining process and eight engineers help to achieve a rapid industrialisation of a product following our clients’ requests.

The advantages of Lafer coatings for the automotive sector are:

  • reduction of coefficient of friction and wear
  • increased corrosion resistance
  • repeatable processes subject to continuous Cpk study