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Cerakote is a thin-film ceramic coating which is applied to manufactured parts and heat-treated to improve part performance and aesthetics. This industry-leading coating is extremely durable and is scratch resistant, chemical resistant, heat resistant, liquid resistant and UV resistant. When applied Cerakote is approximately 0.002" thick.


Cerakote is popular in a variety of industries including automotive, aerospace, electronics, medical devices, consumer products and defense. Companies that rely on Cerakote coatings include Boeing, SpaceX, Blue Origin, Ford, Lamborghini, as well as the US department of Defense.


Cerakote is compatible with a wide variety of materials and 3D printed plastics including Nylon PA12, Nylon PA12 Glass Bead, and Composites 

About Cerakote

  • Hydrophobic. Cerakote repels water and prevents water absorption.


  • Scratch resistant. Cerakote adds scratch resistance to plastics to help minimize wear over time. If scratched, the adjacent coating remains in place.​

  • Resistant to chemicals. Cerakote is resistant to to acids and solvents, including acetone and diesel.​

  • Durable. Cerakote modifies the surface of the polymer to a harder and more durable finish.


  • UV resistant. Cerakote protects materiasl from UV damage, extending the life of products exposed to sunlight and harsh outdoor conditions.

  • Thermal barrier properties. Cerakote protects surfaces from high heat exposure.

Design Considerations

Cerakote is applied while the parts are hung in commercial racks so the hanging of the parts may leave a cosmetic blemish. When ordering it is advisable to identify customer-facing surfaces or add hanging loops to the design.

Available Colors

NRA Blue

Gloss: Flat   Gloss units:  4

Firehouse Red 

Gloss: Matte   Gloss units:  9

Gloss Black 

Semi Gloss   Gloss units:  51

Bright White

Semi Gloss   Gloss units:  49