Ceramic Rods

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Because of ceramic rods’ limited capacity for load-bearing, and because they can’t be used to transmit wires and cords like ceramic tubing, ceramic rods are generally limited to a few applications. Read More…

Ceramic Rods Ceramic rods are widely used as knife sharpeners, as decorative embellishments on furniture and even in some aerospace applications; some high performance ceramic rods have been used in jet engine systems.

Leading Manufacturers

Myrtle Beach, SC  |  609-397-8330, 609-397-8341

As a manufacturer and stocking distributor of industrial and technical ceramics, LSP carries the most diversified inventory of ceramic tubes, spacers, bushings, etc. in the industry.

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LSP Industrial Ceramics, Inc. $$$

Pittsburgh, PA  |  412-406-7171

C-Mac International, LLC is a custom ceramics supplier. We provide advanced ceramic component parts manufacturing for a variety of industries and provide solutions to many ceramic needs.

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C-Mac International, LLC $$$

Quakertown, PA  |  215-536-3500

Insaco provides custom grinding and machining services to fabricate precision parts from sapphire, quartz, and most technical ceramics including alumina, zirconia, silicon carbide, silicon nitride, aluminum nitride, and others.

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Insaco Inc. $$$

Fremont, CA  |  510-249-9700

Years of experience have created unique specializations and expertise of our engineering and product consultation team. Applied Ceramics has a proven track record in creating the highest quality products for semiconductor processing equipment, automotive ceramics, cutting tools and many other industrial ceramics. We’ve machined products for industries such as aerospace/aviation, medical, nuclear, and more, but can produce products from high-end materials for all relevant enterprises.

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Applied Ceramics $$$

Latrobe, PA  |  724-532-1900

Alumina Ceramic Components, Inc. is an ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturer that specializes in precision engineered ceramic components. We work most often with green machining and press to shape ceramics. We also provide post firing grinding, glazing, and colorization. We fabricate parts made to the customer’s specifications.

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Alumina Ceramic Components, Inc. $$$

Midway, GA  |  912-880-3526

Utilizing advanced ceramic materials, Elan offers innovative solutions at competitive prices with short lead times: Technical glass & ceramic parts for aerospace & defense, microelectronics, health care, lighting, automotive, marine, telecommunications, etc. The preeminent independent U.S. company producing technical glass, ceramic & glass ceramic composite preforms for hermetic seals & spacers.

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Elan Technology $$$
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Ceramic rods can be created in several ways, but among the most efficient and effective means of ceramic rod creation is extrusion. Extrusion is the process of forcing molten material through a die in order to shape it.

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A die is a metal plate with a specially-shaped hole cut through it. The extrusion process begins with a collection of raw material. In the case of ceramics forming, that raw material can be aluminum oxide (also known as alumina), silicon carbide, zirconia and many other similar materials.

Those materials are suspended above a conveyance channel in a hopper. Gravity is used to release the suspended materials into the cavity. Once in the cavity, the materials are heated to their melting points and pressurized.

Heating and pressurizing raw ceramic materials makes them workable; once melted they can be forced through the die, and as they pass through the die they take its shape. In the case of rod extrusion, the die shape can be as simple as a circle; this will produce a long cylinder as material is forced through it.

Once the material emerges on the other side of the die, it has become a newly extruded ceramic rod. At this point the rod can be cut and prepared for shipment or additional processing if necessary.

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